Sunset Gambia

Sunrise and sunset in the Gambia

Sunrise today: 6:37 h
Sunset today: 19:31 h
(Times for Banjul)

Sunrise and sunset in the Gambia 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 13 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Banjul lasts almost 13 hours.

During these days, the sun in Banjul rises at 6:37. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:31 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Banjul

Average length of day in Banjul
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Gambia

Sunset GambiaThe 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 June 4th., localtime in the Gambia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Sabi06:27 am07:22 pm12:54 h
Basse Santa Su06:27 am07:22 pm12:54 h
Demba Kunda06:28 am07:22 pm12:54 h
Bansang06:29 am07:24 pm12:55 h
Soma06:32 am07:27 pm12:55 h
Farafenni06:32 am07:28 pm12:55 h
Lamin06:36 am07:31 pm12:55 h
Essau06:36 am07:31 pm12:55 h
Barra06:36 am07:31 pm12:55 h
Banjul06:37 am07:31 pm12:55 h
Brikama06:37 am07:31 pm12:54 h
Abuko06:37 am07:32 pm12:55 h
Bakau06:37 am07:32 pm12:55 h
Sukuta06:37 am07:32 pm12:55 h
Gunjur06:38 am07:32 pm12:54 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Banjul)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:31 am06:59 pm11:27 h
February07:28 am07:12 pm11:45 h
March07:12 am07:17 pm12:05 h
April06:52 am07:20 pm12:28 h
May06:39 am07:26 pm12:47 h
June06:38 am07:35 pm12:57 h
July06:45 am07:38 pm12:53 h
August06:52 am07:29 pm12:37 h
September06:54 am07:08 pm12:15 h
October06:55 am06:48 pm11:53 h
November07:04 am06:37 pm11:33 h
December07:19 am06:42 pm11:23 h

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. Banjul lies on the 13th degree of northern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator.While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in the Gambia, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Banjul, while in December it's 24 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:45 am09:24 pm16:39 h
New York (USA)05:24 am08:23 pm14:59 h
Sydney (Australia)06:51 am04:55 pm10:03 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:23 pm12:59 h
Moscow (Russia)03:47 am09:07 pm17:20 h
Shanghai (China)04:48 am06:56 pm14:07 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:00 am10:36 pm18:37 h

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