What Time of Day Is the Sun the Strongest?

What Time of Day Is the Sun the Strongest?

What Time of Day Is the Sun the Strongest?

The sun's rays are strongest daily between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., according to Sun Safety Alliance. Experts suggest seeking shade, wearing protection or avoiding the sun altogether during these hours.

Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection from both UVB and UVA rays. The sunscreen must also be SPF 15 or higher and waterproof. Wear wide-brimmed hats and wrap-around sunglasses as well as loose-fitting and lightweight clothing. Reapply sunscreen every couple of hours when out in the sun. Regular self-examination of the skin and studying moles using the ABCD method, which is an acronym for "Asymmetrical, Border, Color and Diameter," help to detect skin cancer.