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Sunset Kenya

Sunrise and sunset in Kenya

Sunrise today: 6:26 h
Sunset today: 18:32 h
(Times for Nairobi)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Kenya won't differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. So in summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to south, but without much change in the distance. E.g. in the Nordic countries of Europe the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:10 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Nairobi lasts almost 12 hours.

In these days the sun in Nairobi rises at 6:26. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:32 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Nairobi

Average length of day in Nairobi
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Kenya

Sunset KenyaThe 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 24th., localtime in Kenya

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Malindi06:16 am06:16 pm11:60 h
Mombasa06:19 am06:16 pm11:57 h
Garissa06:14 am06:22 pm12:08 h
Mbale06:23 am06:22 pm11:59 h
Karuri06:24 am06:31 pm12:07 h
Thika06:25 am06:31 pm12:06 h
Nyeri06:24 am06:33 pm12:08 h
Nairobi06:26 am06:32 pm12:06 h
Kikuyu06:27 am06:32 pm12:06 h
Ngong06:27 am06:32 pm12:05 h
Naivasha06:27 am06:34 pm12:07 h
Ol Kalou06:27 am06:35 pm12:09 h
Nakuru06:28 am06:36 pm12:09 h
Eldoret06:30 am06:41 pm12:11 h
Kapenguria06:29 am06:42 pm12:13 h
Kitale06:30 am06:43 pm12:12 h
Kisumu06:33 am06:42 pm12:09 h
Kakamega06:32 am06:42 pm12:10 h
Bungoma06:33 am06:44 pm12:11 h
Busia06:35 am06:45 pm12:11 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Nairobi)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:35 am06:48 pm12:13 h
February06:41 am06:52 pm12:11 h
March06:37 am06:46 pm12:09 h
April06:29 am06:36 pm12:07 h
May06:26 am06:31 pm12:06 h
June06:30 am06:35 pm12:05 h
July06:36 am06:41 pm12:05 h
August06:34 am06:40 pm12:06 h
September06:23 am06:32 pm12:08 h
October06:13 am06:23 pm12:10 h
November06:10 am06:23 pm12:13 h
December06:20 am06:34 pm12:14 h

Where does the sun rise in Kenya?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Kenya is Mandera in the region of Mandera. There, the sun rises at 5:58 am and sets at 6:20 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Port Bunyala (Busia) at 6:45 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. Nairobi lies on the 1st degree of southern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Kenya it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Kenya 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)04:55 am09:11 pm16:16 h
New York (USA)05:30 am08:15 pm14:45 h
Sydney (Australia)06:45 am04:58 pm10:14 h
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:20 pm12:55 h
Moscow (Russia)04:00 am08:52 pm16:52 h
Shanghai (China)04:52 am06:49 pm13:58 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:18 am10:16 pm17:58 h

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