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Sunset Benin

Sunrise and sunset in Benin

Sunrise today: 7:06 h
Sunset today: 18:58 h
(Times for Porto-Novo)

Sunrise and sunset in Benin do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:30 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Porto-Novo lasts almost 13 hours.

During these days, the sun in Porto-Novo rises at 7:06. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:58 in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Porto-Novo

Average length of day in Porto-Novo
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Benin

Sunset BeninThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for January 28th., localtime in Benin

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Nikki07:08 am06:51 pm11:43 h
Kandi07:11 am06:51 pm11:40 h
Parakou07:10 am06:54 pm11:45 h
Porto-Novo07:06 am06:58 pm11:52 h
Savé07:08 am06:56 pm11:48 h
Cotonou07:06 am06:59 pm11:53 h
Abomey-Calavi07:07 am06:59 pm11:52 h
Cové07:08 am06:58 pm11:50 h
Ouidah07:08 am07:00 pm11:53 h
Bohicon07:09 am06:59 pm11:50 h
Abomey07:09 am07:00 pm11:50 h
Dogbo07:10 am07:01 pm11:51 h
Lokossa07:10 am07:01 pm11:52 h
Djougou07:14 am06:58 pm11:44 h
Natitingou07:16 am06:58 pm11:42 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Porto-Novo)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:04 am06:53 pm11:49 h
February07:05 am07:02 pm11:57 h
March06:55 am07:02 pm12:07 h
April06:40 am06:58 pm12:18 h
May06:32 am06:59 pm12:27 h
June06:33 am07:06 pm12:32 h
July06:40 am07:10 pm12:30 h
August06:43 am07:05 pm12:22 h
September06:39 am06:50 pm12:12 h
October06:34 am06:35 pm12:01 h
November06:38 am06:30 pm11:52 h
December06:50 am06:38 pm11:47 h

Where does the sun rise in Benin?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Benin is Malanville in the region of Atakora. There, the sun rises at 7:10 am and sets at 6:48 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Tanguiéta (Atakora) at 18:58.


Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the path of the sun determines not only the time of sunrise and sunset. The farther a country is from the equator, the more oblique the sun's path is to the horizon, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Porto-Novo lies on the 6th degree of northern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Benin, it lasts only an average of 24 minutes. Benin is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:52 am04:46 pm8:54 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:08 pm9:60 h
Sydney (Australia)06:10 am08:05 pm13:54 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:28 am04:56 pm8:27 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:39 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:41 am04:24 pm7:42 h

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