When does the sun set in Yosemite?

The evening shadows are long in Yosemite even in high summer. The map below shows just how early or late the sun sets on the longest day of the year. Zoom in or change the view, we’ve computed this for the whole park.

This kind information can be useful if you’re buying or building a house (outside Yosemite), or if you’re planning a photo shoot somewhere. Since we use global terrain height, we can compute when the sun rises and sets at just about any location worldwide at any time of the year.

It’s easy to do this. Visit our site, enter an address, and let us do the rest. What you get is a page like this (click on the picture to see an example for Boulder, Colorado):

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The free version gives you a limited amount of information, but it still gives you a good overview. When you pay for a full version, you also get to download a complimentary PDF calendar with sunrise and sunset times for each day of the year on just one page. Here’s an example for a more mountainous place, Banff in Canada (click to view in more detail):


Besides getting the daily data, you can also see what the terrain looks like in a 360-degree panoramic view from your location, as well as the paths that the sun follows in midsummer, midwinter, and on the equinoxes.

So get one or more sunlight analyses for free today. We hope to see you on our site!


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