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Daylight and Visibility Restrictions

Users of these graphs should note that the parameters used in compiling the Daylight and Darkness Graphs do not include the nature of the terrain surrounding a location, or the presence of other than a cloudless sky and unlimited visibility at that location.

Consequently, the presence of cloud cover, poor visibility or high terrain to the west of an aerodrome will cause daylight to end at a time earlier than that extracted from the appropriate graph. Allowance should be made for these factors when planning a flight having an ETA near the end of daylight.

NAIPS automatically computes first light and last light. This information can be provided through pilot access, as part of a telephone briefing, or from Flightwatch.