Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Sunrise and Sunset Times

Monthly Variation

As Orlando is only 28.5° north of the equator, the variation in the length of the period of daylight each day throughout the year is relatively small – the longest day of the year, at midsummer, is around 14 hours in length whilst the shortest day of the year, at midwinter, is still around 10 hours and 20 minutes in length.

The sunrise and sunset times each month along with the time of local noon (the point at which the sun reaches its highest point in the sky) and the length of the day are summarized in the table below:

Date Sunrise Local Noon Sunset Length of Day
21st January 2018 07:18:46am EST 12:37:51pm EST 05:56:57pm EST 10h 38m 11s
21st February 2018 06:59:22am EST 12:40:12pm EST 06:21:03pm EST 11h 21m 41s
21st March 2018 07:29:24am EDT 01:33:47pm EDT 07:38:11pm EDT 12h 8m 47s
21st April 2018 06:55:11am EDT 01:25:16pm EDT 07:55:22pm EDT 13h 0m 11s
21st May 2018 06:32:53am EDT 01:23:01pm EDT 08:13:10pm EDT 13h 40m 17s
21st June 2018 06:29:26am EDT 01:28:02pm EDT 08:26:38pm EDT 13h 57m 12s
21st July 2018 06:41:51am EDT 01:32:32pm EDT 08:23:14pm EDT 13h 41m 23s
21st August 2018 06:58:50am EDT 01:29:14pm EDT 07:59:38pm EDT 13h 0m 48s
21st September 2018 07:14:06am EDT 01:19:11pm EDT 07:24:16pm EDT 12h 10m 10s
21st October 2018 07:30:33am EDT 01:10:47pm EDT 06:51:01pm EDT 11h 20m 28s
21st November 2018 06:53:14am EST 12:12:05pm EST 05:30:56pm EST 10h 37m 42s
21st December 2018 07:14:19am EST 12:24:24pm EST 05:34:30pm EST 10h 20m 11s
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Daylight Chart

The fluctuation in the time of sunrise and sunset throughout 2018 in Orlando is illustrated in the following chart.

Graph showing the variation in the length of day and night throughout the year in Orlando

Note that the disjointed nature of the graph during early March and November is caused by the switch to daylight saving time for the summer months – the time at which this occurs fluctuates slightly from year to year.

The mauve bands between night and day represent the civil twilight just before sunrise and just after sunset during which the sun is below the horizon but on a clear day it is still considered bright enough to work outside without artificial lighting.

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