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Sunrise and Sunset in Phoenix

When Does It Get Dark in Phoenix?

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Arizona Sunset

Arizona Sunset

© Judy Hedding

One of the questions that I am often asked by people who are moving to the area has to do with sunrise and sunset. Whether it will be dark while driving home from work, or how early people start jogging during the summer months, or how late kids can play outside in the evenings (aside from local curfews) -- these can vary from other parts of the country.

In the table below I have provided some general information about sunrise and sunset times in the Phoenix area. These are not exact, but are approximate averages for the month. So, yes, in June it will be light enough to start walking the dog at around 5:30 in the morning, before the concrete gets hot, and we can enjoy our comparably mild winters for about 10 daylight hours each day.

January
Sunrise at 7:30 a.m.
Sunset at 5:45 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 10.3

February
Sunrise at 7:10 a.m.
Sunset at 6:10 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 11.0

March
Sunrise at 6:40 a.m.
Sunset at 6:40 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 12.0

April
Sunrise at 6:00 a.m.
Sunset at 7:00 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 13.0

May
Sunrise at 5:30 a.m.
Sunset at 7:20 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 13.9

June
Sunrise at 5:20 a.m.
Sunset at 7:40 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 14.3

July
Sunrise at 5:30 a.m.
Sunset at 7:40 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 14.1

August
Sunrise at 5:50 a.m.
Sunset at 7:15 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 13.4

September
Sunrise at 6:15 a.m.
Sunset at 6:30 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 12.6

October
Sunrise at 6:40 a.m.
Sunset at 5:45 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 11.4

November
Sunrise at 7:00 a.m.
Sunset at 5:30 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 10.5

December
Sunrise at 7:30 a.m.
Sunset at 5:30 p.m.
Approximate Number of Daylight Hours: 10.0

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