Sunset Rwanda

Sunrise and sunset in Rwanda

Sunrise today: 5:42 h
Sunset today: 17:58 h
(Times for Kigali)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Rwanda 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 12:20 hours the longest days happen to be in Dezember. In Juni a night in Kigali lasts almost 12 hours.

In these days the sun in Kigali rises at 5:42. The early sunset at 17:58 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of daylight in Kigali

Average length of daylight in Kigali
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Rwanda

Sunset RwandaThe 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 December 5th., localtime in Rwanda

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Kibungo05:40 am05:56 pm12:17 h
Rwamagana05:40 am05:56 pm12:16 h
Byumba05:43 am05:57 pm12:15 h
Kigali05:42 am05:58 pm12:16 h
Gitarama05:43 am05:59 pm12:16 h
Butare05:42 am06:00 pm12:18 h
Musanze05:44 am05:59 pm12:15 h
Nzega05:43 am06:01 pm12:18 h
Kibuye05:45 am06:01 pm12:16 h
Gisenyi05:46 am06:01 pm12:15 h
Cyangugu05:46 am06:03 pm12:18 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Kigali)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar06:01 am06:16 pm12:15 h
Februar06:07 am06:20 pm12:13 h
März06:03 am06:13 pm12:09 h
April05:56 am06:02 pm12:06 h
Mai05:54 am05:58 pm12:04 h
Juni05:58 am06:01 pm12:03 h
Juli06:04 am06:07 pm12:03 h
August06:01 am06:06 pm12:05 h
September05:50 am05:58 pm12:08 h
Oktober05:39 am05:51 pm12:11 h
November05:37 am05:51 pm12:15 h
Dezember05:46 am06:03 pm12:16 h

Where does the sun rise in Rwanda?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Rwanda is Kibungo in the region of Eastern Province. There, the sun rises at 5:40 am and sets at 5:56 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Cyangugu (Western Province) at 6:03 pm.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:58 am03:56 pm7:58 h
New York (USA)07:02 am04:30 pm9:28 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:55 pm14:20 h
Manila (Philippines)06:06 am05:26 pm11:21 h
Moscow (Russia)08:38 am04:01 pm7:23 h
Shanghai (China)06:36 am04:52 pm10:16 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:01 am03:20 pm6:19 h