Sunrise & Sunset Times

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

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

DateAT riseNT riseCT riseSunriseTransitSunsetCT setNT setAT set
2020-01-01030403430418044711581909193820142053
2020-01-02030503440419044811591909193820142053
2020-01-03030603440420044911591910193920142053
2020-01-04030703450421045012001910193920142053
2020-01-05030803460422045112001910193920142053
2020-01-06030903470423045112011910193920142053
2020-01-07031003480423045212011910193920142052
2020-01-08031103490424045312021910193920142052
2020-01-09031203500425045412021910193920142052
2020-01-10031303510426045512021910193920142052
2020-01-11031403520427045612031910193820132051
2020-01-12031503530428045712031910193820132051
2020-01-13031703540429045712041910193820132051
2020-01-14031803550430045812041909193820132050
2020-01-15031903560431045912041909193820122050
2020-01-16032003580432050012051909193720122049
2020-01-17032203590433050112051909193720112048
2020-01-18032304000434050212051908193720112048
2020-01-19032404010435050312061908193620102047
2020-01-20032504020436050412061908193620102046
2020-01-21032704030437050512061907193520092046
2020-01-22032804040438050612071907193520092045
2020-01-23032904060439050712071906193420082044
2020-01-24033104070440050812071906193420072043
2020-01-25033204080441050912071905193320072042
2020-01-26033304090443051012081905193320062042
2020-01-27033504100444051112081904193220052041
2020-01-28033604110445051212081904193120042040
2020-01-29033804130446051312081903193120042039
2020-01-30033904140447051412081903193020032038
2020-01-31034004150448051512081902192920022037

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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