Sun


The sun component will use your current location to track if the sun is above or below the horizon. The sun can be used within automation as a trigger with an optional offset to simulate dawn/dusk or as a condition with an optional offset to test if the sun has already set or risen.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sun:

Configuration Variables

elevation

(integer)(Optional)The (physical) elevation of your location, in meters above sea level. Defaults to the elevation in configuration.yaml, which is retrieved from Google Maps if not set.

Implementation Details

The sun’s event listener will call the service when the sun rises or sets with an offset.

The sun event need to have the type ‘sun’, which service to call, which event (sunset or sunrise) and the offset.

{
    "type": "sun",
    "service": "switch.turn_on",
    "event": "sunset",
    "offset": "-01:00:00"
}

Maintains entity sun.sun

Possible state Description
above_horizon When the sun is above the horizon.
below_horizon When the sun is below the horizon.
State Attributes Description
next_rising Date and time of the next sun rising (in UTC).
next_setting Date and time of the next sun setting (in UTC).
next_dawn Date and time of the next dawn (in UTC).
next_dusk Date and time of the next dusk (in UTC).
next_noon Date and time of the next solar noon (in UTC).
next_midnight Date and time of the next solar midnight (in UTC).
elevation Solar elevation. This is the angle between the sun and the horizon. Negative values mean the sun is below the horizon.
azimuth Solar azimuth. The angle is shown clockwise from north.