Sunrise & Sunset Times

Call sheets often list First Light/Dawn, Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk/Last Light times. First/Last Light is normally Civil Twilight

Best practice is to calculate them for your shooting location. I’ve provided Sydney for March 2020 below.

SYDNEY Lat=-33°52’00” Long=+151°12’00”
TIMES OF SUNRISE AND SUNSET (for ideal horizon & meteorological conditions)

AT = Astronomic Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 18° below the horizon. Light pollution prevents astronomy.
NT= Nautical Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 12° below the horizon. Horizon can normally be distinguished.
CT= Civil Twilight = Centre mass of Sun is 6° below the horizon. Normally enough light to see without artificial light.
Transit = Time when Sun is highest in the sky.

AT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2020-03-01051705480618064313081932195720272058
2020-03-02051805490619064413071930195620262056
2020-03-03051905500620064513071929195520242055
2020-03-04052005510621064613071928195320232054
2020-03-05052105520621064713071927195220222052
2020-03-06052205530622064713061925195120202051
2020-03-07052305540623064813061924194920192049
2020-03-08052405540624064913061923194820172048
2020-03-09052505550625065013061921194720162046
2020-03-10052605560626065113051920194520152045
2020-03-11052705570626065213051919194420132043
2020-03-12052805580627065213051918194320122042
2020-03-13052905590628065313051916194120112040
2020-03-14053006000629065413041915194020092039
2020-03-15053106000630065513041914193820082037
2020-03-16053206010631065513041912193720062036
2020-03-17053306020631065613041911193620052034
2020-03-18053306030632065713031909193420042033
2020-03-19053406040633065813031908193320022032
2020-03-20053506050634065913031907193220012030
2020-03-21053606050634065913021905193019592029
2020-03-22053706060635070013021904192919582027
2020-03-23053806070636070113021903192819572026
2020-03-24053906080637070213011901192619552024
2020-03-25053906090637070213011900192519542023
2020-03-26054006090638070313011859192419522022
2020-03-27054106100639070413011857192219512020
2020-03-28054206110640070513001856192119502019
2020-03-29054206120640070513001855191919482017
2020-03-30054306120641070613001853191819472016
2020-03-31054406130642070712591852191719462015

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence. This data is provided without warranty of any kind including the implied warranty of merchantability. If you absolutely need accurate and reliable data you should be paying for someone to do this for you.

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