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Sunset Madagascar

Sunrise and sunset in Madagascar

Sunrise today: 5:31 h
Sunset today: 18:33 h
(Times for Antananarivo)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Madagascar are determined by its location in the southern hemisphere. South of the equator, the longest days are in the months from December to March, while the shortest are in the period from June to September. In the northern hemisphere, it is the other way around. With up to about 13:20 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 13 hours in Antananarivo and start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Antananarivo rises at 5:31. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:33 in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Antananarivo

Average length of day in Antananarivo
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Madagascar

Sunset MadagascarThe 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 January 27th., localtime in Madagascar

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mananara05:26 am06:20 pm12:54 h
Toamasina05:24 am06:25 pm13:00 h
Antsiranana05:34 am06:16 pm12:43 h
Ambilobe05:33 am06:19 pm12:46 h
Ambatondrazaka05:29 am06:28 pm12:59 h
Amparafaravola05:30 am06:29 pm12:59 h
Antananarivo05:31 am06:33 pm13:03 h
Antanifotsy05:30 am06:35 pm13:05 h
Fianarantsoa05:29 am06:39 pm13:10 h
Antsirabe05:31 am06:37 pm13:05 h
Fort Dauphin05:23 am06:45 pm13:22 h
Soavinandriana05:34 am06:37 pm13:03 h
Mahajanga05:40 am06:33 pm12:53 h
Ambovombe05:26 am06:49 pm13:23 h
Toliara05:39 am06:56 pm13:17 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Antananarivo)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:23 am06:34 pm13:11 h
February05:41 am06:26 pm12:45 h
March05:51 am06:06 pm12:15 h
April05:58 am05:41 pm11:43 h
May06:08 am05:24 pm11:16 h
June06:19 am05:21 pm11:02 h
July06:21 am05:29 pm11:08 h
August06:09 am05:39 pm11:30 h
September05:44 am05:45 pm12:01 h
October05:19 am05:52 pm12:33 h
November05:03 am06:05 pm13:02 h
December05:05 am06:23 pm13:18 h

Where does the sun rise in Madagascar?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Madagascar is Antalaha in the region of Sava. There, the sun rises at 5:26 am and sets at 6:16 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Anakao (Atsimo-Andrefana) at 18:56.


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. Antananarivo lies on the 19th degree of southern 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 Madagascar, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Antananarivo, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:53 am04:44 pm8:50 h
New York (USA)07:09 am05:07 pm9:58 h
Sydney (Australia)06:09 am08:05 pm13:56 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:30 am04:54 pm8:24 h
Shanghai (China)06:48 am05:25 pm10:37 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:44 am04:21 pm7:38 h

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