Sunrise and Sunset times for Edinburgh, Midlothian

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TODAY: 20 July 2024 Time is now 00:43 (GMT)



6:57 AM

On 20 July 2024 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will rise (civil sunrise) at 6:57 AM.

Twilight Begins:

6:04 AM

Nautical Twilight:

4:33 AM

Astronomical Twilight:

3:00 AM



11:40 PM

On 20 July 2024 (today) in Edinburgh the sun will set (civil sunset) at 11:40 PM.

Twilight Ends:

12:33 PM

Nautical Twilight Ends:

2:04 PM

Astronomical Twilight Ends:

3:00 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
Sat Jul 2006:5723:4015:1906:0400:33
Sun Jul 2106:5923:3915:1906:0600:31
Mon Jul 2207:0023:3715:1906:0900:29
Tue Jul 2307:0223:3515:1906:1100:27
Wed Jul 2407:0423:3415:1906:1300:25
Thu Jul 2507:0623:3215:1906:1500:23
Fri Jul 2607:0723:3015:1906:1700:20
Sat Jul 2707:0923:2815:1906:1900:18
Sun Jul 2807:1123:2615:1906:2200:16
Mon Jul 2907:1323:2415:1906:2400:13
Tue Jul 3007:1523:2315:1906:2600:11
Wed Jul 3107:1723:2115:1906:2800:09
Thu Aug 0107:1823:1915:1906:3100:06
Fri Aug 0207:2023:1715:1806:3300:04
Sat Aug 0307:2223:1415:1806:3500:01
Sun Aug 0407:2423:1215:1806:3823:59
Mon Aug 0507:2623:1015:1806:4023:56
Tue Aug 0607:2823:0815:1806:4223:54
Wed Aug 0707:3023:0615:1806:4423:51
Thu Aug 0807:3223:0415:1806:4723:49
Fri Aug 0907:3423:0115:1806:4923:46
Sat Aug 1007:3622:5915:1706:5123:44
Sun Aug 1107:3822:5715:1706:5423:41
Mon Aug 1207:4022:5515:1706:5623:38
Tue Aug 1307:4222:5215:1706:5823:36
Wed Aug 1407:4322:5015:1707:0023:33
Thu Aug 1507:4522:4815:1707:0323:31
Fri Aug 1607:4722:4515:1607:0523:28
Sat Aug 1707:4922:4315:1607:0723:25
Sun Aug 1807:5122:4015:1607:0923:23
Mon Aug 1907:5322:3815:1607:1123:20
Tue Aug 2007:5522:3615:1507:1423:17
Wed Aug 2107:5722:3315:1507:1623:14
Thu Aug 2207:5922:3115:1507:1823:12
Fri Aug 2308:0122:2815:1507:2023:09
Sat Aug 2408:0322:2615:1407:2223:06
Sun Aug 2508:0522:2315:1407:2523:04
Mon Aug 2608:0722:2115:1407:2723:01
Tue Aug 2708:0922:1815:1307:2922:58
Wed Aug 2808:1122:1615:1307:3122:55
Thu Aug 2908:1322:1315:1307:3322:53
Fri Aug 3008:1522:1015:1307:3522:50
Sat Aug 3108:1722:0815:1207:3722:47
Sun Sep 0108:1922:0515:1207:4022:44
Mon Sep 0208:2122:0315:1207:4222:42
Tue Sep 0308:2322:0015:1107:4422:39
Wed Sep 0408:2421:5715:1107:4622:36
Thu Sep 0508:2621:5515:1107:4822:33
Fri Sep 0608:2821:5215:1007:5022:31
Sat Sep 0708:3021:5015:1007:5222:28
Sun Sep 0808:3221:4715:1007:5422:25
Mon Sep 0908:3421:4415:0907:5622:22
Tue Sep 1008:3621:4215:0907:5822:20
Wed Sep 1108:3821:3915:0908:0022:17
Thu Sep 1208:4021:3615:0808:0222:14
Fri Sep 1308:4221:3415:0808:0422:11
Sat Sep 1408:4421:3115:0708:0622:09
Sun Sep 1508:4621:2815:0708:0822:06
Mon Sep 1608:4821:2615:0708:1022:03
Tue Sep 1708:5021:2315:0608:1222:00
Wed Sep 1808:5221:2015:0608:1421:58

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 Length16hrs 43mins

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.