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# How Long is a Day in Minecraft

In Minecraft, the safety of day is long but the danger of night is longer. Or is it? How long is a Minecraft day from start to end? It’s definitely not 24 hours, that's far too long, and we’ve all been blown up by Creepers far sooner than 12 hours into our Minecraft world. In reality, a full Minecraft cycle through day and night is just 20 minutes! That explains how the sun seems to go down so fast! It's 72 times faster than a real-life day.

## How long is a day in Minecraft

A day in Minecraft lasts for only 20 minutes. Since Minecraft’s time is based upon a system of ticks, the passage of 24,000 ticks in-game equates to a day in Minecraft and 20 minutes of real-world time, which means that there are 72 Minecraft days in a single real-world day of 24 hours.

## Conversions - Minecraft time to real-time

 Minecraft Time Minecraft Ticks Real-Time 1 second 0.27 0.0138 seconds 1 minute 16.6 0.83 seconds 1 hour 1,000 50 seconds 1 day 24,000 20 minutes 1 week (7 days) 168,000 2.3 hours (2h 20min) 1 lunar cycle (8 days) 192,000 2.6 hours (2h 40min)

## Conversions - Real-time to Minecraft time

 Real-Time Minecraft Time 1 tick 3.6 seconds 1 second 1 minute and 12 seconds. (72 seconds) 10 seconds 12 minutes (720 seconds) 50 seconds 1 hour (60 minutes, 3600 seconds) 1 minute (60 seconds) 1 hour and 12 minutes (72 minutes, 4320 seconds) 1 hour 3 days 1 day 72 days 1 month 2,160 days 1 year 26,297.5 days

## 24-hour Minecraft day Table

 Clock Time Minecraft Time (24-hour clock) Minecraft Time (ticks) Real-Time (minutes) Event 06:00:00.0 0 (24000) 0:00 (20:00) Beginning of the Minecraft day. Villagers awaken and rise from their beds. 07:00:00.0 1000 0:50 Time when using the /time set day command. 08:00:00.0 2000 1:40 Villagers begin their workday. 11:43:22.8 5723 4:46.15 The clock starts showing exactly midday. 12:00:00.0 6000 5:00 Noon; the sun is at its peak. Time when using /time set noon. 15:00:00.0 9000 7:30 Villagers end their workday and begin socializing. 18:00:00.0 12000 10:00 Time when using the /time set sunset‌ command in Bedrock Edition. Villagers go to their beds and sleep. 18:00:36.0 12010 10:00.5 In rainy weather, beds can be used at this point. 18:02:24 12040 10:02 The internal sky-light level begins to decrease. 18:32:31.2 12542 10:27.1 In clear weather, beds can be used at this point. In clear weather, bees enter the nest/hive for the night. In clear weather, undead mobs no longer burn. 18:36:36 12610 10:30.5 The clock shows exactly dusk (day to night). 18:47:09.6 12786 10:39.3 The solar zenith angle is 0. 18:58:08.4 12969 10:48.45 First tick when monsters spawn outdoors in rainy weather. 19:00:00.0 13000 10:50 Time when using the /time set night command. 19:11:16.8 13188 10:59.4 First tick when monsters spawn outdoors in clear weather. 23:50:34.8 17843 14:52.7 The clock starts showing exactly midnight. 00:00:00.0 18000 15:00 Midnight; the moon is at its peak. Time when using the /time set midnight command. 04:48:43.2 22812 19:00.6 Last tick when monsters spawn outdoors in clear weather. 05:00:00.0 23000 19:10 Time when using the /time set sunrise‌ command in Bedrock Edition. 05:01:51.6 23031 19:11.55 Last tick when monsters spawn outdoors in rainy weather. 05:02:27.6 23041 19:12.1 The clock starts showing exactly dawn. 05:12:57.6 23216 19:20.8 The solar zenith angle is 0. 05:27:36.0 23460 19:33 In clear weather, beds can no longer be used. In clear weather, Bees leave the nest/hive. In clear weather, undead mobs begin to burn. 05:57:39.6 23961 19:58.1 The internal sky-light level reaches 15, the maximum. 05:59:31.2 23992 19:59.6 In rainy weather, beds can no longer be used.

## Trivia

The sun and moon revolve around the player, not the center of the world.

In Singleplayer, day and night do not proceed when paused.

Background music plays depending on the time of the daylight cycle.

## FAQs

How many Minecraft days are in 24 hours?

Just as the 72 times longer conversion rate implies, there are 72 whole Minecraft days stuffed into a single real-life day.

How long is Minecraft day and night?

Day and night are actually equal in length. The day lasts 10 minutes and the night lasts 10 minutes, unlike in real life where the lengths of day and night are uneven and can change.

How many real days are 1000 Minecraft days?

Whenever your Minecraft world hits this absurd number of days, you will know you have been playing that one world for almost 14 full real-life days, that's over 300 hours! Might be time to go outside and watch the real sunrise for a bit. Or don’t, Minecraft sunrises are just as pretty, even for the 1001st time.

## Conclusion

Minecraft days are short. Really short. 3 fit in an hour and 72 fit in a whole day! Even with this, the day and night are spread evenly so you’ll get plenty of sunlight over those short 20 minutes. Remember to bring a clock through as just 10 minutes later, it's time to watch your back for Creepers again.

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