How soon before sunrise can you see?

Sunrise and civil twilight start table

City Sunrise Dawn Time mins before
Victoria, British Columbia7:36 am7:04 am32
Vancouver, British Columbia7:36 am7:04 am32
Portland, OR7:29 am6:59 am30
San Francisco, CA7:20 am6:53 am26
Seattle, WA7:31 am7:00 am31
San Diego, CA6:54 am6:29 am25
Edmonton, Alberta8:04 am7:29 am35
Phoenix, AZ6:34 am6:08 am26
Alburquerque, NM7:14 am6:48 am26
San Antonio, TX7:36 am7:12 am24
St. Louis, MO7:11 am6:45 am27
Chicago, IL7:05 am6:37 am28
Milton, Ontario7:35 am7:07 am29
Toronto, Ontario7:34 am7:05 am29
New York, NY7:09 am6:41 am28
Montreal, Quebec7:13 am6:43 am30
Boston, MA6:59 am6:30 am28
London, England7:27 am6:53 am34
Paris, France8:13 am7:41 am32
Oslo, Norway7:59 am7:17 am42

*Note: light outside defined as start of civil twilight.
mins before is the number of minutes before sunrise when it is no longer "dark" aka dawn.

Light Enough and Sunrise Times In Top Running Cities

The table above is the corrolary to our darkness after sunset page. The time you can first "see" outside is taken as the civil twilight start time or dawn. As with our sunset page, if you live in a different city you can use our interactive map tool to show sunset at any location using google maps.