Average length of daylight in Cairo sunshine duration twilight phase
Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Egypt
The 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 January 17th., localtime in Egypt
Up to 12 hours of sunshine daily
The summers in Egypt are blessed with plenty of sunshine and little rain. In June there are up to 12 hours of sunshine per day. The term "hours of sunshine" comes from meteorology and, unlike the length of the day, refers to the actual number of hours in which the sun can be seen despite all weather conditions. This also indicates that there is almost no precipitation from May to September. More information about the weather can be found on our climate page for Egypt
In the popular bathing and vacation resort of Hurghada the dusk begins in winter at about 5 pm and in summer at about 7 pm. Unlike in Germany, it gets dark quite quickly there.
Historical meaning of the sun
Egypt is also a country in which the sun plays a far more important role, also from a historical point of view, than elsewhere. The Egyptians were one of the first peoples to use solar energy. The ancient Egyptian sun god Ra-Harachte was probably the most important and fills whole history books and finally ended in the sun cult. And on February 22nd and October 22nd the sun miracle of Abu-Simbel takes place in the rock temple of Ramses II (near the Sudanese border), when the sun shines over meters deep into the temple complex and illuminates the back statues only on these days.
Sunrise and sunset by month (Cairo)
International cities for comparison