How soon before sunrise can you see?

Sunrise and civil twilight start table

City Sunrise Dawn Time mins before
Victoria, British Columbia6:14 am5:40 am34
Vancouver, British Columbia6:11 am5:37 am34
Portland, OR6:17 am5:45 am32
San Francisco, CA6:29 am6:02 am28
Seattle, WA6:12 am5:38 am33
San Diego, CA6:15 am5:49 am26
Edmonton, Alberta6:22 am5:43 am39
Phoenix, AZ5:50 am5:23 am26
Alburquerque, NM6:30 am6:03 am26
San Antonio, TX7:04 am6:40 am25
St. Louis, MO6:19 am5:51 am28
Chicago, IL6:04 am5:34 am29
Milton, Ontario6:29 am5:59 am30
Toronto, Ontario6:27 am5:57 am31
New York, NY6:11 am5:42 am29
Montreal, Quebec6:00 am5:29 am32
Boston, MA5:56 am5:26 am30
London, England5:53 am5:16 am37
Paris, France6:49 am6:15 am34
Oslo, Norway5:42 am4:53 am49

*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.