Sun

The sun component allows you to track the sun’s position in the sky.

# Example configuration entry
sun:
  latitude: 48.8584°
  longitude: 2.2945°

# At least one time source is required
time:
  - platform: homeassistant

Configuration variables:

  • latitude (Required, float): The latitude for performing the calculation.
  • longitude (Required, float): The longitude for performing the calculation.
  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.

Automation:

# Example configuration entry
sun:
  latitude: 48.8584°
  longitude: 2.2945°

  on_sunrise:
    - then:
        - logger.log: Good morning!
    # Custom elevation, will be called shortly after the trigger above.
    - elevation: 
      then:
        - logger.log: Good morning 2!

  on_sunset:
    - then:
        - logger.log: Good evening!
  • on_sunrise (Optional, Automation): An automation to perform at sunrise when the sun crosses a specified angle.
    • elevation (Optional, float): The elevation to cross. Defaults to 0° (horizon).
  • on_sunrise (Optional, Automation): An automation to perform at sunset when the sun crosses a specified angle.
    • elevation (Optional, float): The elevation to cross. Defaults to 0° (horizon).

Sensor Platform

Additionally, the sun component exposes its values over a sensor platform.

# Example configuration entry
sensor:
  - platform: sun
    name: Sun Elevation
    type: elevation
  - platform: sun
    name: Sun Azimuth
    type: azimuth
../_images/sun-sensor-ui.png

Configuration variables:

  • type (Required, string): The type of value to track. One of elevation and azimuth.
  • name (Required, string): The name of the sensor.
  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
  • All other options from Sensor.

Text Sensor Platform

Other properties like the next sunset time can be read out with the sun text_sensor platform.

# Example configuration entry
text_sensor:
  - platform: sun
    name: Sun Next Sunrise
    type: sunrise
  - platform: sun
    name: Sun Next Sunset
    type: sunset
../_images/sun-text_sensor-ui.png

Configuration variables:

  • type (Required, string): The type of value to track. One of sunrise and sunset.
  • name (Required, string): The name of the text sensor.
  • elevation (Optional, float): The elevation to calculate the next sunrise/sunset event for. Defaults to .
  • format (Optional, string): The format to format the time value with, see Displaying Time for more information. Defaults to %X.
  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
  • All other options from Text Sensor.

sun.is_above_horizon / sun.is_below_horizon Conditions

The sun.is_above_horizon and sun.is_below_horizon conditions allow you to check if the sun is currently above or below the horizon.

on_...:
  - if:
      condition:
        - sun.is_above_horizon:
      then:
        - logger.log: Sun is above horizon!