Sunrise/ Sunset Times and Moon Phases

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Where Are the Best Views ?

There is no one best place for watching sunrise or sunset, just good places and better places.
Download Grand Canyon Sunrise/ Sunset (103kb PDF File) for insider information.
 
Several people viewing sunset at Yaki Point

Viewing sunset from Yaki Point (A stop on the Kaibab Rim shuttle route)

SUNRISE & SUNSET TIMES:

Date Sunrise Sunset
.
Dec. 1 7:17 am. 5:14 pm
Dec. 15 7:28 am. 5:16 pm.
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Jan. 1 7:35 am. 5:25 pm.
Jan. 15 7:35 am. 5:37 pm.
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Feb. 1 7:26 am. 5:55 pm.
Feb 15 7:13 am. 6:09 pm.


 
Full moon rising above Grand Canyon cliffs

Looking across Grand Canyon at the full moon rising.

MOON PHASES:

New
Moon
Full
Moon
Moon
Rise
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Dec. 11
Dec. 25 6:04 pm.
Jan. 9
Jan. 23 5:48 pm.
Feb 8
Feb 22 6:30 pm
Mar. 8


All Times are
Mountain Standard Time.

 
park visitors boarding Kaibab Rim Route shuttle bus at Yaki Point - just after sunset.

Visitors riding park shuttles to watch sunset should be at a bus stop no later than 30 minutes after sunset.

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