How Long Is Today?
|Today’s Day Length* in Context|
|Today||24 hours +0.26 ms||Thu, Mar 4, 2021|
|Tomorrow||24 hours +0.00 ms||Fri, Mar 5, 2021|
|Shortest 2021||24 hours -1.59 ms||Fri, Jul 9, 2021|
In the UK, it is between 30 and 60 minutes after sunset.
The time of sunset varies throughout the year, and is determined by the viewer’s position on Earth, specified by latitude and longitude, altitude, and time zone. During Winter and Spring, the days get longer and sunsets occur later every day until the day of the latest sunset, which occurs after the summer solstice.
At and around the equinoxes, solar days are shorter than 24 hours, yet at the solstices, solar days are longer than 24 hours. The latest sunset always comes on or near June 27 at mid-northern latitudes every year.
This page lists all days in 2020 with day and week numbers. The year 2020 has 366 days. This is a leap year.
Day Length On Earth, a solar day is around 24 hours. However, Earth’s orbit is elliptical, meaning it’s not a perfect circle. That means some solar days on Earth are a few minutes longer than 24 hours and some are a few minutes shorter. On Earth, a sidereal day is almost exactly 23 hours and 56 minutes.
Recap of How Long Darkness Takes After Sunset In summary, for the 48 contiguous states, it takes anywhere from 70 to 100 minutes for it to get dark after sunset. The further north you are, the longer it takes for true darkness to arrive after sundown.
In its most general sense, twilight is the period of time before sunrise and after sunset, in which the atmosphere is partially illuminated by the sun, being neither totally dark or completely lit.
Full Morning is 4 hours long. Afternoon is 4 hours long. Sunset is 4 hours long. Full darkness is 4 hours long and After midnight is 4 hours long.
As the sun moves higher in the sky between March and June, there are two more minutes of daylight each day.
Shortest Day of The Year
|Equinox March||Solstice December|
The days get longer by an average of 2 minutes and 7 seconds every day after 21 December. The days will continue to get brighter until the Summer Solstice on 21 June 2021. The Spring equinox (beginning of Spring) will take place on 20 March.
The Winter Solstice is fast approaching. It’s the northern hemisphere’s shortest day and longest night, set to occur on Monday, December 21, 2020. This solstice occurs when the earth tilts on its axis, pulling the northern hemisphere away from direct sunlight.
The longest day of the year is 14:15 long and the shortest day is 9:44 long. The longest day is 4:31 longer than the shortest day. There is an average of 3348 hours of sunlight per year (of a possible 4383) with an average of 9:09 of sunlight per day.
Tucson, United States – Position of the sun in the sky on March 4, 2021
|05:53 – 06:22||28 min.|
|06:22 – 06:46||24 min.|
|Golden Hour||06:46 – 07:18||31 min.|