The Sun on Jan 4, 2000
It is the darkest moment of the night. Sun is in the lowest position.
The morning astronomical twilight starts.
The morning nautical twilight starts.
Morning nautical twilight ends, morning civil twilight starts.
Top edge of the sun appears on the horizon
Bottom edge of the sun touches the horizon.
Morning golden hour ends
Soft light - the best time for photography.
The sun is in the highest position.
Evening golden hour starts
The bottom edge of the sun touches the horizon.
Sun disappears below the horizon, evening civil twilight starts.
Evening nautical twilight starts.
Evening astronomical twilight starts.
It is dark enough for astronomical observations.
The times were calculated for 38° 53' N, -77° 02' W, Timezone: America/Chicago (UTC -5)
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