Sunrise and Sunset times for London, Greater London

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TODAY: 18 December 2017 Time is now 05:14 (GMT)



8:02 AM

On 18 December 2017 (today) in London the sun will rise (civil sunrise) at 8:02 AM.

Twilight Begins:

7:22 AM

Nautical Twilight:

6:39 AM

Astronomical Twilight:

5:58 AM



3:52 PM

On 18 December 2017 (today) in London the sun will set (civil sunset) at 3:52 PM.

Twilight Ends:

4:32 PM

Nautical Twilight Ends:

5:15 PM

Astronomical Twilight Ends:

5:56 PM

Sunrise/Sunset Forecast

The above times show the sunrise and sunset times for today in London, Greater London. For the dawn, sunrise, dusk and sunset times for the next two months in London see the table below.

DateSunriseSunsetZenithTwilight BeginsTwilight Ends
Mon Dec 1808:0215:5211:5707:2216:32
Tue Dec 1908:0315:5211:5807:2216:33
Wed Dec 2008:0315:5311:5807:2316:33
Thu Dec 2108:0415:5311:5807:2316:34
Fri Dec 2208:0415:5411:5907:2416:34
Sat Dec 2308:0415:5511:5907:2416:35
Sun Dec 2408:0515:5512:0007:2516:35
Mon Dec 2508:0515:5612:0007:2516:36
Tue Dec 2608:0515:5712:0107:2516:37
Wed Dec 2708:0515:5712:0107:2516:37
Thu Dec 2808:0615:5812:0207:2616:38
Fri Dec 2908:0615:5912:0207:2616:39
Sat Dec 3008:0616:0012:0307:2616:40
Sun Dec 3108:0616:0112:0307:2616:41
Mon Jan 0108:0616:0212:0407:2616:42
Tue Jan 0208:0516:0312:0407:2616:43
Wed Jan 0308:0516:0412:0507:2616:44
Thu Jan 0408:0516:0612:0507:2516:45
Fri Jan 0508:0516:0712:0607:2516:46
Sat Jan 0608:0416:0812:0607:2516:47
Sun Jan 0708:0416:0912:0707:2516:49
Mon Jan 0808:0316:1112:0707:2416:50
Tue Jan 0908:0316:1212:0707:2416:51
Wed Jan 1008:0216:1312:0807:2316:52
Thu Jan 1108:0116:1512:0807:2316:54
Fri Jan 1208:0116:1612:0907:2216:55
Sat Jan 1308:0016:1812:0907:2116:56
Sun Jan 1407:5916:1912:0907:2116:58
Mon Jan 1507:5816:2112:1007:2016:59
Tue Jan 1607:5716:2312:1007:1917:01
Wed Jan 1707:5716:2412:1007:1917:02
Thu Jan 1807:5616:2612:1107:1817:04
Fri Jan 1907:5416:2712:1107:1717:05
Sat Jan 2007:5316:2912:1107:1617:07
Sun Jan 2107:5216:3112:1207:1517:08
Mon Jan 2207:5116:3212:1207:1417:10
Tue Jan 2307:5016:3412:1207:1317:11
Wed Jan 2407:4916:3612:1207:1217:13
Thu Jan 2507:4716:3812:1207:1017:15
Fri Jan 2607:4616:3912:1307:0917:16
Sat Jan 2707:4516:4112:1307:0817:18
Sun Jan 2807:4316:4312:1307:0717:19
Mon Jan 2907:4216:4512:1307:0517:21
Tue Jan 3007:4016:4612:1307:0417:23
Wed Jan 3107:3916:4812:1407:0317:24
Thu Feb 0107:3716:5012:1407:0117:26
Fri Feb 0207:3616:5212:1407:0017:28
Sat Feb 0307:3416:5412:1406:5817:29
Sun Feb 0407:3216:5612:1406:5717:31
Mon Feb 0507:3116:5712:1406:5517:33
Tue Feb 0607:2916:5912:1406:5417:35
Wed Feb 0707:2717:0112:1406:5217:36
Thu Feb 0807:2617:0312:1406:5117:38
Fri Feb 0907:2417:0512:1406:4917:40
Sat Feb 1007:2217:0712:1406:4717:41
Sun Feb 1107:2017:0812:1406:4517:43
Mon Feb 1207:1817:1012:1406:4417:45
Tue Feb 1307:1617:1212:1406:4217:47
Wed Feb 1407:1517:1412:1406:4017:48
Thu Feb 1507:1317:1612:1406:3817:50
Fri Feb 1607:1117:1712:1406:3617:52

Nearby Towns and Villages

Other nearby towns may have slightly different sunrise and sunset times than London. Choose another town/village for detailed information.


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Moon Phase

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 London 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 London 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.