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Sunset Botswana

Sunrise and sunset in Botswana

Sunrise today: 6:45 h
Sunset today: 17:40 h
(Times for Gaborone)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Botswana are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Gaborone is positioned near the 25 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:40 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Gaborone lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Gaborone rises at 6:45. The early sunset at 17:40 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Gaborone

Average length of day in Gaborone
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Botswana

Sunset BotswanaThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for May 18th., localtime in Botswana

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Selebi-Phikwe06:33 am05:37 pm11:04 h
Francistown06:33 am05:39 pm11:07 h
Tonota06:33 am05:39 pm11:06 h
Palapye06:36 am05:39 pm11:02 h
Mahalapye06:39 am05:39 pm11:00 h
Serowe06:38 am05:40 pm11:03 h
Mochudi06:43 am05:39 pm10:56 h
Gaborone06:45 am05:40 pm10:55 h
Ramotswa06:45 am05:40 pm10:54 h
Mogoditshane06:45 am05:40 pm10:55 h
Gabane06:45 am05:40 pm10:55 h
Lobatse06:47 am05:40 pm10:53 h
Letlhakane06:41 am05:47 pm11:06 h
Janeng06:47 am05:40 pm10:53 h
Thamaga06:46 am05:41 pm10:55 h
Molepolole06:46 am05:42 pm10:56 h
Mosopa06:47 am05:42 pm10:55 h
Kanye06:48 am05:42 pm10:54 h
Maun06:47 am05:58 pm11:10 h
Ghanzi06:56 am06:02 pm11:05 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Gaborone)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:39 am07:11 pm13:32 h
February06:01 am06:59 pm12:57 h
March06:16 am06:33 pm12:17 h
April06:29 am06:03 pm11:33 h
May06:43 am05:41 pm10:58 h
June06:57 am05:36 pm10:39 h
July06:58 am05:45 pm10:47 h
August06:42 am05:59 pm11:18 h
September06:12 am06:11 pm11:59 h
October05:41 am06:22 pm12:42 h
November05:20 am06:41 pm13:21 h
December05:20 am07:02 pm13:42 h

Where does the sun rise in Botswana?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Botswana is Mathathane in the region of Central. There, the sun rises at 6:29 am and sets at 5:32 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Manyana (Kgalagadi) at 5:59 pm.


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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Gaborone lies on the 25th degree of southern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Botswana this period averages 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Gaborone, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:34 am08:10 pm14:36 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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