TODAY: 18 December 2017 Time is now 05:21 (GMT)
On 18 December 2017 (today) in Belfast the sun will rise (civil sunrise) at 8:42 AM.
On 18 December 2017 (today) in Belfast the sun will set (civil sunset) at 3:58 PM.
The above times show the sunrise and sunset times for today in Belfast, County Antrim. For the dawn, sunrise, dusk and sunset times for the next two months in Belfast see the table below.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Zenith||Twilight Begins||Twilight Ends|
|Mon Dec 18||08:42||15:58||12:20||07:58||16:43|
|Tue Dec 19||08:43||15:58||12:21||07:58||16:43|
|Wed Dec 20||08:43||15:59||12:21||07:59||16:43|
|Thu Dec 21||08:44||15:59||12:22||07:59||16:44|
|Fri Dec 22||08:44||16:00||12:22||08:00||16:45|
|Sat Dec 23||08:45||16:00||12:23||08:00||16:45|
|Sun Dec 24||08:45||16:01||12:23||08:00||16:46|
|Mon Dec 25||08:45||16:02||12:24||08:01||16:46|
|Tue Dec 26||08:46||16:03||12:24||08:01||16:47|
|Wed Dec 27||08:46||16:04||12:25||08:01||16:48|
|Thu Dec 28||08:46||16:04||12:25||08:01||16:49|
|Fri Dec 29||08:46||16:05||12:26||08:01||16:50|
|Sat Dec 30||08:46||16:06||12:26||08:01||16:51|
|Sun Dec 31||08:45||16:08||12:27||08:01||16:52|
|Mon Jan 01||08:45||16:09||12:27||08:01||16:53|
|Tue Jan 02||08:45||16:10||12:27||08:01||16:54|
|Wed Jan 03||08:45||16:11||12:28||08:01||16:55|
|Thu Jan 04||08:44||16:12||12:28||08:01||16:56|
|Fri Jan 05||08:44||16:14||12:29||08:00||16:57|
|Sat Jan 06||08:43||16:15||12:29||08:00||16:59|
|Sun Jan 07||08:43||16:17||12:30||07:59||17:00|
|Mon Jan 08||08:42||16:18||12:30||07:59||17:01|
|Tue Jan 09||08:41||16:20||12:31||07:58||17:03|
|Wed Jan 10||08:41||16:21||12:31||07:58||17:04|
|Thu Jan 11||08:40||16:23||12:31||07:57||17:06|
|Fri Jan 12||08:39||16:24||12:32||07:56||17:07|
|Sat Jan 13||08:38||16:26||12:32||07:56||17:09|
|Sun Jan 14||08:37||16:28||12:32||07:55||17:10|
|Mon Jan 15||08:36||16:30||12:33||07:54||17:12|
|Tue Jan 16||08:35||16:31||12:33||07:53||17:13|
|Wed Jan 17||08:34||16:33||12:33||07:52||17:15|
|Thu Jan 18||08:33||16:35||12:34||07:51||17:17|
|Fri Jan 19||08:31||16:37||12:34||07:50||17:18|
|Sat Jan 20||08:30||16:39||12:34||07:49||17:20|
|Sun Jan 21||08:29||16:41||12:35||07:48||17:22|
|Mon Jan 22||08:27||16:43||12:35||07:46||17:23|
|Tue Jan 23||08:26||16:44||12:35||07:45||17:25|
|Wed Jan 24||08:24||16:46||12:35||07:44||17:27|
|Thu Jan 25||08:23||16:48||12:36||07:42||17:29|
|Fri Jan 26||08:21||16:50||12:36||07:41||17:31|
|Sat Jan 27||08:20||16:52||12:36||07:40||17:32|
|Sun Jan 28||08:18||16:54||12:36||07:38||17:34|
|Mon Jan 29||08:16||16:56||12:36||07:37||17:36|
|Tue Jan 30||08:15||16:58||12:37||07:35||17:38|
|Wed Jan 31||08:13||17:00||12:37||07:34||17:40|
|Thu Feb 01||08:11||17:02||12:37||07:32||17:42|
|Fri Feb 02||08:09||17:05||12:37||07:30||17:44|
|Sat Feb 03||08:08||17:07||12:37||07:29||17:45|
|Sun Feb 04||08:06||17:09||12:37||07:27||17:47|
|Mon Feb 05||08:04||17:11||12:37||07:25||17:49|
|Tue Feb 06||08:02||17:13||12:37||07:23||17:51|
|Wed Feb 07||08:00||17:15||12:37||07:22||17:53|
|Thu Feb 08||07:58||17:17||12:37||07:20||17:55|
|Fri Feb 09||07:56||17:19||12:37||07:18||17:57|
|Sat Feb 10||07:54||17:21||12:37||07:16||17:59|
|Sun Feb 11||07:52||17:23||12:37||07:14||18:01|
|Mon Feb 12||07:50||17:25||12:37||07:12||18:03|
|Tue Feb 13||07:47||17:27||12:37||07:10||18:05|
|Wed Feb 14||07:45||17:29||12:37||07:08||18:07|
|Thu Feb 15||07:43||17:31||12:37||07:06||18:09|
|Fri Feb 16||07:41||17:33||12:37||07:04||18:10|
Other nearby towns may have slightly different sunrise and sunset times than Belfast. Choose another town/village for detailed information.
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The above image shows today's lunar phase, and will appear in the sky in this shape tonight. This represents the amount of the moon (the crescent) that will be visible from the earth, and depends on how much of it will be lit up by our sun.
Wondering what the difference is between civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight times?
You may have come across the page because you wanted to find out what the sunrise or sunset times are for the Belfast area. Let's explain what those differences are, and how the different metrics are used.
Civil twilight Also known as 'civil dawn', this time begins when the geometric centre of the sun is 6° below the horizon. It also ends when the sun's centre reaches 0°50' below the horizon (dusk) Look out for the brightest planets during dusk and dawn - Venus (the morning star) can sometimes be seen by the naked eye during civil twilight.
Nautical twilight Also known as 'first light'. This begins when the geometric centre of the sun is 12° below the horizon, and ends when the centre reaches 0°50' below the horizon. Useful for sailors and navigators when the brightest stars and the sea's horizon is visible.
Astronomical twilight Defined as when the geometric centre of the sun is 18° below the earth's horizon. At this time (beginning and end of astronomical twilight) the skies should still appear completely dark to the naked eye, and all visible stars (on a clear night) can be seen.
Please note that all times predicted for Belfast are based on ideal weather conditions, and should be used as an approximate guide. We cannot be held liable for any incorrect data that our calculations return.