Sunset Saint Helena

Sunrise and sunset in Saint Helena

Sunrise today: 6:37 h
Sunset today: 18:00 h
(Times for Jamestown)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Saint Helena 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. Jamestown is positioned near the 16 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:10 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Jamestown lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Jamestown rises at 6:37. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:00 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Jamestown

Average length of day in Jamestown
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Sunset Saint HelenaThe 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 19th., localtime in Saint Helena

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Jamestown06:37 am06:00 pm11:23 h
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas07:42 am05:49 pm10:07 h
Georgetown07:00 am06:47 pm11:47 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Jamestown)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:02 am07:02 pm13:00 h
February06:17 am06:56 pm12:39 h
March06:24 am06:38 pm12:14 h
April06:29 am06:16 pm11:47 h
May06:36 am06:01 pm11:25 h
June06:46 am06:00 pm11:13 h
July06:49 am06:07 pm11:18 h
August06:38 am06:15 pm11:37 h
September06:16 am06:19 pm12:03 h
October05:54 am06:23 pm12:29 h
November05:40 am06:34 pm12:54 h
December05:44 am06:51 pm13:07 h

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. Jamestown lies on the 16th 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 Saint Helena it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. In June, it's about 23 minutes in Jamestown, while in December it's 24 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:01 am09:03 pm16:02 h
New York (USA)05:34 am08:10 pm14:36 h
Sydney (Australia)06:41 am05:01 pm10:20 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:53 h
Moscow (Russia)04:08 am08:43 pm16:35 h
Shanghai (China)04:54 am06:46 pm13:52 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:28 am10:04 pm17:36 h

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