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Bug #53148 date_sunrise and date_sunset show tomorrow's times for some timezones.
Submitted: 2010-10-25 03:44 UTC Modified: 2018-06-24 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.8
Reproduced:5 of 5 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (20.0%)
Same OS:3 (60.0%)
From: sec at mboca dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.2.14 and 5.3.3 OS: linux and windows
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-10-25 03:44 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
when you try to get sunrise and sunset times from the area that have GMT +12 or over.  the sunrise and sunset times will be listed for next day.  
The sunrise and sunset times should be listed for today.
the source code is at

one of the examples that the Fiji Island times would only show for tomorrow and 
my script would show it as night as always.  

Here is my configure line for linux: 

./configure --enable-sockets --enable-calendar --with-curl=/usr/lib/ --with-gd --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local/lib --with-png-dir=/usr/local/lib --with-ttf --enable-gd-native-ttf --with-gettext --with-freetype-dir=/usr/local/lib --without-sqlite --without-pdo-sqlite  --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs

Test script:
here is php script that reproduce the date_sunrise

Expected result:
the times for +12 GMT and more than +12 GMT will always show tomorrow's sunrise and sunset times.  


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 [2010-10-28 06:32 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
This bug also happens on php 5.3.3 with same configure line in my post above.
 [2010-10-28 06:33 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
-PHP Version: 5.2.14 +PHP Version: 5.2.14 and 5.3.3
 [2010-10-28 06:33 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
It happens on php 5.3.3 too.
 [2010-10-31 10:32 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
-Package: Math related +Package: *Calendar problems
 [2010-10-31 10:32 UTC] sec at mboca dot com
I figured out a workaround to this bug. 
you have to add -1 day to subtract one day from sunrise and sunset times. 

if ($offset >= 12 && strcmp(date_default_timezone_get(), "Pacific/Tarawa") != 0) {
echo "+12 GMT workaround done<br>";
$sunrise = strtotime('-1 day', $sunrise);
$sunset = strtotime('-1 day', $sunset);
$csunrise = strtotime('-1 day', $csunrise);
$csunset = strtotime('-1 day', $csunset);
$nsunrise = strtotime('-1 day', $nsunrise);
$nsunset = strtotime('-1 day', $nsunset);
$asunrise = strtotime('-1 day', $asunrise);
$asunset = strtotime('-1 day', $asunset);

I need to test on time zones that are -12 in offsets 
might have to do +1 day on that offset.
 [2010-10-31 16:56 UTC]
-Package: *Calendar problems +Package: Date/time related
 [2010-11-03 22:38 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Assigned -Assigned To: +Assigned To: derick
 [2013-10-28 22:14 UTC] phpnet at stanton dot co dot nz
PHP 5.3.15 Also has this issue though I don't believe it is related to the timezone being +12 or over

Keeping the timezone the same I changed the longitude value from 175 to 180 in 0.25 increments and found the sunrise/set values jump to the next day at different longitudes according to the time of the year.

Checking for the sunrise time on Oct 1st 2013 10:35 (NZ summer time) at longitude 177.25 gets 2013-10-01T06:45:18+13:00 but shift the longitude to 177.5 at the sunrise is reported as 2013-10-02T06:44:18+13:00

Checking for the sunrise time on Oct 31st 2013 10:35 (NZ standard time) at longitude 175.75 gets 2013-10-31T06:09:32+13:00 but shift the longitude to 176 at the sunrise is reported as 2013-11-01T06:08:32+13:00
 [2017-10-24 07:52 UTC]
-Status: Assigned +Status: Open -Assigned To: derick +Assigned To:
 [2018-02-12 18:01 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2018-02-12 18:01 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with ,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.
 [2018-06-24 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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