Players looking to explore the vast and dangerous biomes in Minecraft should first become familiar with the game’s day and night cycles. Since nighttime can be incredibly dangerous, especially for new players, knowing the time and length of day hours is critical for any Minecraft player.
Night and Day in Minecraft
Even though the game allows players to build various light sources such as torches, nighttime is still incredibly dangerous for players. Without proper beds and sleep cycles, players will have no respawn points. In addition, different monsters spawn in the night. Therefore, knowing when night falls can be the key to survival.
How Long is a Day in Minecraft?
Thanks to the huge maps that Minecraft generates for each seed, players can’t explore everything they want to see in one in-game day or 20 minutes of real-time. A day in Minecraft lasts 10 real minutes, and night lasts for about 7 minutes. The day begins at 6 a.m. with the dawn, which lasts for about 23 seconds. After that, the sun reaches its highest point in the sky in five minutes. After 10 minutes and 28 seconds, players can use the bed to sleep through the night. Midnight will come in 15 real minutes after the start of the day, and the sun will begin to rise 20 minutes later, thus saying that the next day started.