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date_sunrise

Returns time of sunrise for a given day and location (PHP 5)
mixed date_sunrise ( int timestamp [, int format [, float latitude [, float longitude [, float zenith [, float gmt_offset]]]]] )

date_sunrise() returns the sunrise time for a given day (specified as a timestamp) and location.

Parameters

timestamp

The timestamp of the day from which the sunrise time is taken.

format

Table 40. format constants

constantdescriptionexample
SUNFUNCS_RET_STRINGreturns the result as string16:46
SUNFUNCS_RET_DOUBLEreturns the result as float16.78243132
SUNFUNCS_RET_TIMESTAMPreturns the result as integer (timestamp)1095034606


latitude

Defaults to North, pass in a negative value for South. See also: date.default_latitude

longitude

Defaults to East, pass in a negative value for West. See also: date.default_longitude

zenith

Default: date.sunrise_zenith

gmtoffset

Specified in hours.

Return Values

Returns the sunrise time in a specified format on success, or FALSE on failure.

Errors/Exceptions

Every call to a date/time function will generate a E_NOTICE if the time zone is not valid, and/or a E_STRICT message if using the system settings or the TZ environment variable. See also date_default_timezone_set()

ChangeLog

VersionDescription
5.1.0

Now issues the E_STRICT and E_NOTICE time zone errors.

Examples

Example 443. date_sunrise() example

<?php

/* calculate the sunrise time for Lisbon, Portugal
Latitude: 38.4 North
Longitude: 9 West
Zenith ~= 90
offset: +1 GMT
*/

echo date("D M d Y"). ', sunrise time : ' .date_sunrise(time(), SUNFUNCS_RET_STRING, 38.4, -9, 90, 1);

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

Mon Dec 20 2004, sunrise time : 08:54