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CHAPTER 6: Energy and Matter
 

(h). Earth-Sun Geometry: Day Lengths

Table 6h-2: Day Lengths for selected latitudes (hours and minutes).

 Latitude

 Winter Solstice

 Equinoxes

 Summer Solstice

 90° N  
0:00
 
Sun at Horizon
 
24:00
 80° N  
0:00
 
12:00
 
24:00
 70° N  
0:00
 
12:00
 
24:00
 66.5° N  
Sun at Horizon
 
12:00
 
24:00
 60° N  
5:33
 
12:00
 
18:27
 50° N  
7:42
 
12:00
 
16:18
 40° N  
9:08
 
12:00
 
14:52
 30° N  
10:04
 
12:00
 
13:56
 20° N  
10:48
 
12:00
 
13:12
 10° N  
11:25
 
12:00
 
12:35
 Equator  
12:00
 
12:00
 
12:00
 10° S  
12:35
 
12:00
 
11:25
 20° S  
13:12
 
12:00
 
10:48
 30° S  
13:56
 
12:00
 
10:04
 40° S  
14:52
 
12:00
 
9:08
 50° S  
16:18
 
12:00
 
7:42
 60° S  
18:27
 
12:00
 
5:33
 66.5° S  
24:00
 
12:00
 Sun at Horizon
 70° S  
24:00
 
12:00
 
0:00
 80° S  
24:00
 
12:00
 
0:00
 90° S  
24:00
 
Sun at Horizon
 
0:00

 

 

 

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Citation: Pidwirny, M. (2006). "Earth-Sun Geometry: Day Lengths". Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition. Date Viewed. http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/6hdaylength.html
 
 
 

 

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