Sunrise Sunset

Rising and setting times of the Sun and the Moon and twilight times
Updated 24 Sep 2023

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Year, month, day, lambda (Geographic east longitude of the observer in [deg]), phi (Geographic latitude of the observer in [deg]), zone (local time - universal time in [h]), and twilight (Indicates civil, nautical or astronomical twilight) are received, then rising and setting times of the Sun and the Moon and twilight times are computed.
The positions of the Sun and the Moon are computed using Jet Propulsion Laboratory Development Ephemeris (DE440).
east longitude and latitude of the observer can be found at:
Montenbruck O., Pfleger T.; Astronomy on the Personal Computer; Springer Verlag, Heidelberg; 4th edition (2000).
Vallado D. A.; Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications; McGraw-Hill, New York; 4th edition (2013).

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Meysam Mahooti (2024). Sunrise Sunset (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Version Published Release Notes

test_SunriseSunset.m was modified.


Quad.m was modified.


test_SunriseSunset.m, SinAlt.m, Mjday.m, and invjday.m were modified, and JPL DE430 was replaced with JPL DE440.

test_Sunset.m is modified

The DE430 full matrix is added.

Revised on March 17, 2020.

The image is added.