Sunrise and sunset in Lesotho

The times of sunrise and sunset in Lesotho 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. Maseru is positioned near the 29 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 14 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Maseru lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Maseru rises at 6:29. The early sunset at 17:48 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Maseru

Average lentgh of daylight in Maseru

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Lesotho

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 April 19th., localtime in Lesotho

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mafeteng06:31 am05:48 pm11:17 hours
Mohale’s Hoek06:30 am05:47 pm11:17 hours
Maseru06:29 am05:48 pm11:18 hours
Quthing06:30 am05:46 pm11:16 hours
Teyateyaneng06:28 am05:47 pm11:19 hours
Nako06:29 am05:46 pm11:18 hours
Maputsoe06:27 am05:47 pm11:19 hours
Leribe06:27 am05:46 pm11:19 hours
Butha-Buthe06:26 am05:45 pm11:20 hours
Thaba-Tseka06:25 am05:43 pm11:18 hours
Qacha’s Nek06:25 am05:42 pm11:17 hours
Mokhotlong06:23 am05:42 pm11:19 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:56 am08:14 pm14:17 hours
New York (USA)06:08 am07:41 pm13:33 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)06:49 am05:50 pm11:02 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:38 am06:11 pm12:33 hours
Moscow (Russia)05:11 am07:45 pm14:34 hours
Shanghai (China)05:20 am06:26 pm13:06 hours
Helsinki (Finland)05:47 am08:51 pm15:04 hours