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Sunset Reunion

Sunrise and sunset in Reunion

Sunrise today: 6:39 h
Sunset today: 17:49 h
(Times for Saint-Denis)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Reunion 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. Saint-Denis is positioned near the 21 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 Saint-Denis lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Saint-Denis rises at 6:39. The early sunset at 17:49 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Saint-Denis

Average length of day in Saint-Denis
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Reunion

Sunset ReunionThe 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 Reunion

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Sainte-Rose06:38 am05:47 pm11:08 h
Saint-Benoît06:39 am05:47 pm11:09 h
Bras-Panon06:39 am05:48 pm11:09 h
Saint-André06:39 am05:48 pm11:09 h
Saint-Joseph06:40 am05:47 pm11:08 h
Sainte-Suzanne06:39 am05:48 pm11:09 h
Petite-Île06:40 am05:47 pm11:08 h
Sainte-Marie06:39 am05:48 pm11:09 h
Salazie06:39 am05:48 pm11:09 h
Le Tampon06:40 am05:48 pm11:08 h
Saint-Pierre06:40 am05:48 pm11:08 h
Cilaos06:40 am05:48 pm11:08 h
Saint-Denis06:39 am05:49 pm11:09 h
Saint-Louis06:40 am05:48 pm11:08 h
Les Avirons06:40 am05:49 pm11:08 h
La Possession06:40 am05:49 pm11:09 h
Trois-Bassins06:40 am05:49 pm11:09 h
Le Port06:40 am05:49 pm11:09 h
Saint-Leu06:41 am05:49 pm11:08 h
Saint-Paul06:40 am05:49 pm11:09 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Saint-Denis)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:48 am07:06 pm13:18 h
February06:07 am06:56 pm12:49 h
March06:19 am06:35 pm12:16 h
April06:28 am06:07 pm11:39 h
May06:39 am05:49 pm11:10 h
June06:51 am05:45 pm10:55 h
July06:53 am05:54 pm11:01 h
August06:39 am06:05 pm11:26 h
September06:13 am06:13 pm12:00 h
October05:46 am06:21 pm12:36 h
November05:28 am06:37 pm13:09 h
December05:30 am06:56 pm13:26 h

Where does the sun rise in Reunion?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Reunion is Sainte-Rose in the region of . There, the sun rises at 6:38 am and sets at 5:47 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Saint-Paul at 5:49 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. Saint-Denis lies on the 21st 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 Reunion this period averages 24 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Saint-Denis, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:06 am08:59 pm15:53 h
New York (USA)05:36 am08:08 pm14:33 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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