Sunrise and sunset in Madagascar

The times of sunrise and sunset in Madagascar 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. Antananarivo is positioned near the 19 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:20 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Antananarivo lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Antananarivo rises at 5:53. The early sunset at 17:58 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Antananarivo

Average lentgh of daylight in Antananarivo

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Madagascar

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 March 24th., localtime in Madagascar

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Toliara06:09 am06:13 pm12:04 hours
Ambovombe06:00 am06:03 pm12:04 hours
Mahajanga05:58 am06:03 pm12:06 hours
Soavinandriana05:56 am06:01 pm12:05 hours
Faratsiho05:56 am06:00 pm12:05 hours
Fort Dauphin05:56 am06:00 pm12:04 hours
Antsirabe05:55 am06:00 pm12:05 hours
Fianarantsoa05:55 am06:00 pm12:04 hours
Antanifotsy05:54 am05:59 pm12:05 hours
Antananarivo05:53 am05:58 pm12:05 hours
Amparafaravola05:50 am05:55 pm12:05 hours
Ambatondrazaka05:49 am05:55 pm12:05 hours
Nosy Varika05:49 am05:54 pm12:05 hours
Mahanoro05:48 am05:53 pm12:05 hours
Ambilobe05:46 am05:53 pm12:06 hours
Vavatenina05:46 am05:52 pm12:05 hours
Antsiranana05:45 am05:52 pm12:06 hours
Toamasina05:46 am05:51 pm12:05 hours
Soanierana Ivongo05:45 am05:50 pm12:05 hours
Mananara05:44 am05:49 pm12:05 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:56 am06:28 pm12:32 hours
New York (USA)06:49 am07:14 pm12:24 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:25 am07:28 pm12:03 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:56 am06:08 pm12:12 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:18 am06:53 pm12:35 hours
Shanghai (China)05:51 am06:09 pm12:17 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:06 am06:46 pm12:41 hours