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 September 2019 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
2019-09-0104:5105:2005:4906:1411:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0204:5005:1905:4806:1311:5517:3718:0218:3119:00
2019-09-0304:4905:1805:4706:1211:5517:3818:0318:3219:01
2019-09-0404:4705:1605:4506:1011:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0504:4605:1505:4406:0911:5417:3918:0418:3319:02
2019-09-0604:4505:1405:4306:0811:5417:4018:0518:3419:03
2019-09-0704:4305:1205:4106:0611:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0804:4205:1105:4006:0511:5317:4118:0618:3519:04
2019-09-0904:4105:1005:3906:0411:5317:4218:0718:3619:05
2019-09-1004:3905:0805:3706:0211:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1104:3805:0705:3606:0111:5217:4318:0818:3719:06
2019-09-1204:3705:0605:3405:5911:5217:4418:0918:3819:07
2019-09-1304:3505:0405:3305:5811:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1404:3405:0305:3205:5711:5117:4518:1018:3919:08
2019-09-1504:3205:0105:3005:5511:5117:4618:1118:4019:09
2019-09-1604:3105:0005:2905:5411:5017:4718:1218:4119:10
2019-09-1704:2904:5905:2805:5211:5017:4818:1218:4119:11
2019-09-1804:2804:5705:2605:5111:5017:4818:1318:4219:11
2019-09-1904:2704:5605:2505:5011:4917:4918:1418:4319:12
2019-09-2004:2504:5405:2305:4811:4917:5018:1418:4319:13
2019-09-2104:2404:5305:2205:4711:4917:5018:1518:4419:13
2019-09-2204:2204:5205:2105:4511:4817:5118:1618:4519:14
2019-09-2304:2104:5005:1905:4411:4817:5218:1718:4619:15
2019-09-2404:1904:4905:1805:4311:4817:5218:1718:4619:16
2019-09-2504:1804:4705:1605:4111:4717:5318:1818:4719:17
2019-09-2604:1604:4605:1505:4011:4717:5418:1918:4819:17
2019-09-2704:1504:4405:1405:3911:4617:5418:1918:4919:18
2019-09-2804:1304:4305:1205:3711:4617:5518:2018:4919:19
2019-09-2904:1204:4105:1105:3611:4617:5618:2118:5019:20
2019-09-3004:1004:4005:0905:3411:4517:5718:2218:5119:21

Computed using National Mapping Division’s sunrisenset program, version 2.2
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia Licence.

Planning ahead? Here is 2019:

Update: While I work out how to make this easily available, here’s a CSV file of Sydney Dawn, Sunrise, Transit, Sunset & Dusk time data for 2019. That’s all of 2019 and a bonus for January 2020.

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