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Sunset Namibia

Sunrise and sunset in Namibia

Sunrise today: 6:32 h
Sunset today: 18:51 h
(Times for Windhoek)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Namibia 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 13:30 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 14 hours in Windhoek and start about 2 hours later.

In these days the sun in Windhoek rises at 6:32. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:51 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Windhoek

Average length of day in Windhoek
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Namibia

Sunset NamibiaThe 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 September 30th., localtime in Namibia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Katima Mulilo06:04 am06:21 pm12:17 h
Rundu06:22 am06:39 pm12:17 h
Gobabis06:24 am06:43 pm12:19 h
Keetmanshoop06:26 am06:48 pm12:21 h
Grootfontein06:28 am06:46 pm12:18 h
Mariental06:27 am06:48 pm12:20 h
Tsumeb06:30 am06:47 pm12:17 h
Bethanie06:30 am06:52 pm12:21 h
Rehoboth06:31 am06:51 pm12:20 h
Windhoek06:32 am06:51 pm12:19 h
Okahandja06:32 am06:51 pm12:19 h
Otjiwarongo06:34 am06:52 pm12:18 h
Omaruru06:36 am06:55 pm12:19 h
Ongwediva06:38 am06:55 pm12:17 h
Oshakati06:38 am06:55 pm12:17 h
Usakos06:38 am06:57 pm12:19 h
Lüderitz06:38 am07:00 pm12:21 h
Khorixas06:41 am06:59 pm12:18 h
Swakopmund06:42 am07:01 pm12:19 h
Walvis Bay06:42 am07:01 pm12:19 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Windhoek)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:18 am07:43 pm13:24 h
February06:39 am07:32 pm12:52 h
March06:52 am07:08 pm12:16 h
April07:03 am06:40 pm11:37 h
May07:15 am06:20 pm11:05 h
June07:28 am06:16 pm10:48 h
July07:30 am06:25 pm10:55 h
August07:14 am06:37 pm11:22 h
September06:47 am06:46 pm11:60 h
October06:18 am06:56 pm12:38 h
November05:59 am07:13 pm13:14 h
December06:00 am07:33 pm13:33 h

Where does the sun rise in Namibia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Namibia is Katima Mulilo in the region of Zambezi. There, the sun rises at 6:04 am and sets at 6:21 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Opuwo (Kunene) at 7:03 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. Windhoek lies on the 23rd degree of southern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Namibia this period averages 26 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Windhoek, while in December it's 27 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:04 am06:48 pm11:44 h
New York (USA)06:50 am06:41 pm11:51 h
Sydney (Australia)05:32 am05:57 pm12:25 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:47 pm12:03 h
Moscow (Russia)06:28 am06:10 pm11:42 h
Shanghai (China)05:45 am05:42 pm11:57 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:21 am06:59 pm11:38 h

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