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Sunset Malawi

Sunrise and sunset in Malawi

Sunrise today: 5:56 h
Sunset today: 17:26 h
(Times for Lilongwe)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Malawi 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 13 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Lilongwe lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Lilongwe rises at 5:56. The early sunset at 17:26 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Lilongwe

Average length of day in Lilongwe
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Malawi

Sunset MalawiThe 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 16th., localtime in Malawi

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mulanje05:52 am05:16 pm11:24 h
Zomba05:52 am05:18 pm11:26 h
Luchenza05:53 am05:17 pm11:24 h
Mangochi05:51 am05:19 pm11:28 h
Nsanje05:54 am05:15 pm11:21 h
Liwonde05:52 am05:18 pm11:27 h
Blantyre05:54 am05:18 pm11:25 h
Balaka05:53 am05:20 pm11:27 h
Monkey Bay05:51 am05:21 pm11:30 h
Salima05:53 am05:23 pm11:31 h
Dedza05:54 am05:23 pm11:29 h
Nkhotakota05:52 am05:25 pm11:33 h
Nkhata Bay05:50 am05:27 pm11:37 h
Mzuzu05:51 am05:28 pm11:37 h
Karonga05:49 am05:31 pm11:42 h
Rumphi05:51 am05:30 pm11:38 h
Lilongwe05:56 am05:26 pm11:30 h
Mzimba05:53 am05:29 pm11:36 h
Kasungu05:56 am05:28 pm11:33 h
Mchinji05:59 am05:30 pm11:30 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Lilongwe)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:27 am06:21 pm12:54 h
February05:41 am06:16 pm12:35 h
March05:47 am06:00 pm12:13 h
April05:50 am05:39 pm11:49 h
May05:55 am05:26 pm11:31 h
June06:05 am05:25 pm11:21 h
July06:08 am05:33 pm11:25 h
August05:58 am05:39 pm11:41 h
September05:38 am05:41 pm12:03 h
October05:17 am05:43 pm12:26 h
November05:05 am05:53 pm12:48 h
December05:10 am06:09 pm12:59 h

Where does the sun rise in Malawi?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Malawi is Phalombe in the region of Southern Region. There, the sun rises at 5:51 am and sets at 5:16 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Mchinji (Central Region) at 5:30 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. Lilongwe lies on the 14th 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 Malawi it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. In June, it's about 23 minutes in Lilongwe, while in December it's 24 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:06 am08:59 pm15:53 h
New York (USA)05:37 am08:07 pm14:31 h
Sydney (Australia)06:39 am05:03 pm10:24 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:17 pm12:51 h
Moscow (Russia)04:13 am08:38 pm16:25 h
Shanghai (China)04:56 am06:44 pm13:48 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:35 am09:57 pm17:22 h

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