Sunset Namibia

Sunrise and sunset in Namibia

Sunrise today: 7:17 h
Sunset today: 18:19 h
(Times for Windhoek)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Namibia 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. Windhoek is positioned near the 23 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:30 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Windhoek lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Windhoek rises at 7:17. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:19 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 May 18th., localtime in Namibia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Katima Mulilo06:40 am05:58 pm11:18 h
Rundu06:58 am06:15 pm11:17 h
Gobabis07:09 am06:11 pm11:03 h
Keetmanshoop07:19 am06:08 pm10:48 h
Grootfontein07:08 am06:19 pm11:12 h
Mariental07:16 am06:12 pm10:55 h
Tsumeb07:09 am06:21 pm11:13 h
Bethanie07:23 am06:12 pm10:49 h
Rehoboth07:18 am06:17 pm10:60 h
Windhoek07:17 am06:19 pm11:02 h
Okahandja07:16 am06:20 pm11:04 h
Otjiwarongo07:15 am06:24 pm11:09 h
Omaruru07:19 am06:25 pm11:06 h
Ongwediva07:14 am06:32 pm11:17 h
Oshakati07:15 am06:32 pm11:17 h
Usakos07:22 am06:26 pm11:04 h
Lüderitz07:31 am06:19 pm10:48 h
Khorixas07:21 am06:31 pm11:09 h
Swakopmund07:27 am06:29 pm11:02 h
Walvis Bay07:28 am06:28 pm11:01 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 6:40 am and sets at 5:58 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Opuwo (Kunene) at 6:39 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 25 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Windhoek, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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