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Times of Sunrise and Sunset
Emacs can tell you, to within a minute or two, the times of sunrise
and sunset for any date, if floating point is available.
Display times of sunrise and sunset for the selected date
Display times of sunrise and sunset for today's date.
`C-u M-x sunrise-sunset'
Display times of sunrise and sunset for a specified date.
Within the calendar, to display the *local times* of sunrise and
sunset in the echo area, move point to the date you want, and type `S'.
The command `M-x sunrise-sunset' is available outside the calendar
to print this information for today's date or a specified date. To
specify a date other than today, use `C-u M-x sunrise-sunset', which
prompts for the year, month, and day.
Because the times of sunrise and sunset depend on the location on
earth, you need to tell Emacs your latitude, longitude, and location
name before using these commands. Here is an example of what to set:
(setq calendar-latitude 40.1)
(setq calendar-longitude -88.2)
(setq calendar-location-name "Urbana, IL")
Use one decimal place in the values of `calendar-latitude' and
Your time zone also affects the local time of sunrise and sunset.
Emacs usually gets this information from the operating system, but if
these values are not what you want (or if the operating system does not
supply them), you must set them yourself. Here is an example:
(setq calendar-time-zone -360)
(setq calendar-standard-time-zone-name "CST")
(setq calendar-daylight-time-zone-name "CDT")
The value of `calendar-time-zone' is the number of minutes difference
between your local standard time and Coordinated Universal Time
(Greenwich time). The values of `calendar-standard-time-zone-name' and
`calendar-daylight-time-zone-name' are the abbreviations used in your
Emacs displays the times of sunrise and sunset *corrected for
daylight savings time*. Note: Daylight Savings, for how daylight
savings time is determined.
You can display the times of sunrise and sunset for any location and
any date with `C-u C-u M-x sunrise-sunset'. This asks you for a
longitude, latitude, number of minutes difference from Coordinated
Universal Time, and date, and then tells you the times of sunrise and
sunset for that location on that date.
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