Sunrise and Sunset times for Edinburgh, Midlothian

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TODAY: 22 October 2017 Time is now 12:58 (GMT)



7:59 AM

On 22 October 2017 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will rise (civil sunrise) at 7:59 AM.

Twilight Begins:

7:21 AM

Nautical Twilight:

6:38 AM

Astronomical Twilight:

5:55 AM



5:54 PM

On 22 October 2017 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will set (civil sunset) at 7:59 AM.

Twilight Ends:

6:32 PM

Nautical Twilight Ends:

7:15 PM

Astronomical Twilight Ends:

7:58 PM

Sunrise/Sunset Forecast

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

DateSunriseSunsetZenithTwilight BeginsTwilight Ends
Sun Oct 2207:5917:5412:5707:2118:32
Mon Oct 2308:0117:5112:5607:2318:30
Tue Oct 2408:0417:4912:5607:2518:27
Wed Oct 2508:0617:4712:5607:2718:25
Thu Oct 2608:0817:4412:5607:2918:23
Fri Oct 2708:1017:4212:5607:3118:21
Sat Oct 2808:1217:4012:5607:3318:19
Sun Oct 2907:1416:3711:5606:3517:17
Mon Oct 3007:1616:3511:5606:3717:15
Tue Oct 3107:1816:3311:5606:3917:12
Wed Nov 0107:2116:3111:5606:4117:10
Thu Nov 0207:2316:2911:5606:4317:09
Fri Nov 0307:2516:2711:5606:4517:07
Sat Nov 0407:2716:2511:5606:4717:05
Sun Nov 0507:2916:2311:5606:4917:03
Mon Nov 0607:3116:2111:5606:5117:01
Tue Nov 0707:3316:1911:5606:5316:59
Wed Nov 0807:3516:1711:5606:5516:57
Thu Nov 0907:3816:1511:5606:5716:56
Fri Nov 1007:4016:1311:5606:5816:54
Sat Nov 1107:4216:1111:5607:0016:52
Sun Nov 1207:4416:0911:5607:0216:51
Mon Nov 1307:4616:0711:5707:0416:49
Tue Nov 1407:4816:0611:5707:0616:47
Wed Nov 1507:5016:0411:5707:0816:46
Thu Nov 1607:5216:0211:5707:1016:45
Fri Nov 1707:5416:0111:5707:1116:43
Sat Nov 1807:5615:5911:5807:1316:42
Sun Nov 1907:5815:5711:5807:1516:40
Mon Nov 2008:0015:5611:5807:1716:39
Tue Nov 2108:0215:5511:5807:1916:38
Wed Nov 2208:0415:5311:5807:2016:37
Thu Nov 2308:0615:5211:5907:2216:36
Fri Nov 2408:0815:5111:5907:2416:35
Sat Nov 2508:0915:4911:5907:2516:33
Sun Nov 2608:1115:4812:0007:2716:33
Mon Nov 2708:1315:4712:0007:2816:32
Tue Nov 2808:1515:4612:0007:3016:31
Wed Nov 2908:1615:4512:0107:3216:30
Thu Nov 3008:1815:4412:0107:3316:29
Fri Dec 0108:2015:4312:0107:3516:28
Sat Dec 0208:2115:4212:0207:3616:28
Sun Dec 0308:2315:4212:0207:3716:27
Mon Dec 0408:2415:4112:0307:3916:27
Tue Dec 0508:2615:4012:0307:4016:26
Wed Dec 0608:2715:4012:0407:4116:26
Thu Dec 0708:2915:3912:0407:4216:25
Fri Dec 0808:3015:3912:0407:4416:25
Sat Dec 0908:3115:3812:0507:4516:25
Sun Dec 1008:3215:3812:0507:4616:25
Mon Dec 1108:3415:3812:0607:4716:25
Tue Dec 1208:3515:3812:0607:4816:25
Wed Dec 1308:3615:3812:0707:4916:25
Thu Dec 1408:3715:3812:0707:5016:25
Fri Dec 1508:3815:3812:0807:5116:25
Sat Dec 1608:3815:3812:0807:5116:25
Sun Dec 1708:3915:3812:0907:5216:25
Mon Dec 1808:4015:3812:0907:5316:25
Tue Dec 1908:4115:3912:1007:5316:26
Wed Dec 2008:4115:3912:1007:5416:26
Thu Dec 2108:4215:4012:1107:5416:27

Nearby Towns and Villages

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


Daylight Length9hrs 55mins
PostcodeEH16 5BQ

Edinburgh Map Location

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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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.