Day and night in Minecraft.

For a game like Minecraft, you are at least required to pay attention to the day and night cycle. While Minecraft is a relatively soothing game, certain dangers will appear and make things difficult for you during the night.

If you want to become a better Minecraft player, you’ll want to know how long the days and nights are in-game. On top of that, you’ll also want to know the indicators of when the night is about to begin, as well as when the sun is about to rise again.

How Long Are Days in Minecraft?

An entire 24-hour day in Minecraft equates to 20 minutes in real-time. In the game, daytime lasts just a little bit longer than nighttime. Daytime in the game begins at about 6 AM and ends at 6 PM. This entire period lasts for about 10 minutes.

How Long Are Nights in Minecraft?

Nights in Minecraft last for 7 minutes.

The extra 3 minutes go to the times of the day between daytime and night time such as sunrise, dawn, sunset, dusk, etc.

You can interact with beds and sleep through the night at about 7 PM, or about 30 seconds after night time. You’ll want to do this if you don’t want to deal with the monsters in the game, which will spawn or no longer burn an in-game hour later. For reference, this is about a minute later than when you’re supposed to go to bed.

An Entire Minecraft Day

There are a lot of things you can do in a day in Minecraft. The world around you is also dynamic in that specific events transpire on their own based on what time it is. Know some of the most integral of these events and you’ll know when to interact with villagers and, most importantly, when to start preparing for nighttime.

  • 6 AM – The day begins. You and the villagers begin waking up.
  • 6:30 AM – The sunrise ends. This happens 23 seconds after the beginning of the day in real-time.
  • 8 AM – The villagers will start working.
  • 12 PM – Noon time. This happens 5 minutes after 6 AM in real-time.
  • 3 PM – The villagers will stop working.
  • 6 PM – The sun will start to set and the villagers will go to bed. This happens 9 minutes and 40 seconds after the beginning of the day in real-time.
  • 6:30 PM – The undead mobs will no longer burn. This is also the time when you start using a bed.
  • 6:58 PM – The monsters will start spawning.
  • 12 AM – Midnight. This begins 15 minutes after the beginning of the day.
  • 5 AM – Monsters will stop spawning.
  • 5:30 AM – Undead monsters will begin to burn again.

The day-and-night cycle affects every biome in Minecraft except for two: the Nether and The End. These are the only two biomes where time doesn’t exist.

Can You Tell the Time in Minecraft?

Thankfully, there is a way to easily tell the time in Minecraft. All you’ll need for this is a clock. To build a clock, you’ll need a Redstone dust and 4 gold ingots. You can make gold ingots by smelting 4 gold ores using a furnace.

Once you have the necessary materials, craft a clock by placing each material in the Crafting Grid as follows: