TODAY: 22 October 2017 Time is now 12:58 (GMT)
On 22 October 2017 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will rise (civil sunrise) at 7:59 AM.
On 22 October 2017 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will set (civil sunset) at 7:59 AM.
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.
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Zenith||Twilight Begins||Twilight Ends|
|Sun Oct 22||07:59||17:54||12:57||07:21||18:32|
|Mon Oct 23||08:01||17:51||12:56||07:23||18:30|
|Tue Oct 24||08:04||17:49||12:56||07:25||18:27|
|Wed Oct 25||08:06||17:47||12:56||07:27||18:25|
|Thu Oct 26||08:08||17:44||12:56||07:29||18:23|
|Fri Oct 27||08:10||17:42||12:56||07:31||18:21|
|Sat Oct 28||08:12||17:40||12:56||07:33||18:19|
|Sun Oct 29||07:14||16:37||11:56||06:35||17:17|
|Mon Oct 30||07:16||16:35||11:56||06:37||17:15|
|Tue Oct 31||07:18||16:33||11:56||06:39||17:12|
|Wed Nov 01||07:21||16:31||11:56||06:41||17:10|
|Thu Nov 02||07:23||16:29||11:56||06:43||17:09|
|Fri Nov 03||07:25||16:27||11:56||06:45||17:07|
|Sat Nov 04||07:27||16:25||11:56||06:47||17:05|
|Sun Nov 05||07:29||16:23||11:56||06:49||17:03|
|Mon Nov 06||07:31||16:21||11:56||06:51||17:01|
|Tue Nov 07||07:33||16:19||11:56||06:53||16:59|
|Wed Nov 08||07:35||16:17||11:56||06:55||16:57|
|Thu Nov 09||07:38||16:15||11:56||06:57||16:56|
|Fri Nov 10||07:40||16:13||11:56||06:58||16:54|
|Sat Nov 11||07:42||16:11||11:56||07:00||16:52|
|Sun Nov 12||07:44||16:09||11:56||07:02||16:51|
|Mon Nov 13||07:46||16:07||11:57||07:04||16:49|
|Tue Nov 14||07:48||16:06||11:57||07:06||16:47|
|Wed Nov 15||07:50||16:04||11:57||07:08||16:46|
|Thu Nov 16||07:52||16:02||11:57||07:10||16:45|
|Fri Nov 17||07:54||16:01||11:57||07:11||16:43|
|Sat Nov 18||07:56||15:59||11:58||07:13||16:42|
|Sun Nov 19||07:58||15:57||11:58||07:15||16:40|
|Mon Nov 20||08:00||15:56||11:58||07:17||16:39|
|Tue Nov 21||08:02||15:55||11:58||07:19||16:38|
|Wed Nov 22||08:04||15:53||11:58||07:20||16:37|
|Thu Nov 23||08:06||15:52||11:59||07:22||16:36|
|Fri Nov 24||08:08||15:51||11:59||07:24||16:35|
|Sat Nov 25||08:09||15:49||11:59||07:25||16:33|
|Sun Nov 26||08:11||15:48||12:00||07:27||16:33|
|Mon Nov 27||08:13||15:47||12:00||07:28||16:32|
|Tue Nov 28||08:15||15:46||12:00||07:30||16:31|
|Wed Nov 29||08:16||15:45||12:01||07:32||16:30|
|Thu Nov 30||08:18||15:44||12:01||07:33||16:29|
|Fri Dec 01||08:20||15:43||12:01||07:35||16:28|
|Sat Dec 02||08:21||15:42||12:02||07:36||16:28|
|Sun Dec 03||08:23||15:42||12:02||07:37||16:27|
|Mon Dec 04||08:24||15:41||12:03||07:39||16:27|
|Tue Dec 05||08:26||15:40||12:03||07:40||16:26|
|Wed Dec 06||08:27||15:40||12:04||07:41||16:26|
|Thu Dec 07||08:29||15:39||12:04||07:42||16:25|
|Fri Dec 08||08:30||15:39||12:04||07:44||16:25|
|Sat Dec 09||08:31||15:38||12:05||07:45||16:25|
|Sun Dec 10||08:32||15:38||12:05||07:46||16:25|
|Mon Dec 11||08:34||15:38||12:06||07:47||16:25|
|Tue Dec 12||08:35||15:38||12:06||07:48||16:25|
|Wed Dec 13||08:36||15:38||12:07||07:49||16:25|
|Thu Dec 14||08:37||15:38||12:07||07:50||16:25|
|Fri Dec 15||08:38||15:38||12:08||07:51||16:25|
|Sat Dec 16||08:38||15:38||12:08||07:51||16:25|
|Sun Dec 17||08:39||15:38||12:09||07:52||16:25|
|Mon Dec 18||08:40||15:38||12:09||07:53||16:25|
|Tue Dec 19||08:41||15:39||12:10||07:53||16:26|
|Wed Dec 20||08:41||15:39||12:10||07:54||16:26|
|Thu Dec 21||08:42||15:40||12:11||07:54||16:27|
Other nearby towns may have slightly different sunrise and sunset times than Edinburgh. Choose another town/village for detailed information.
|Daylight Length||9hrs 55mins|
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.