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Sunset Saint Helena

Sunrise and sunset in Saint Helena

Sunrise today: 6:08 h
Sunset today: 18:20 h
(Times for Jamestown)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Saint Helena 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 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 13 hours in Jamestown and start about 60 minutes later.

In these days the sun in Jamestown rises at 6:08. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:20 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 September 25th., localtime in Saint Helena

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Jamestown06:08 am06:20 pm12:11 h
Edinburgh of the Seven Seas06:32 am06:49 pm12:17 h
Georgetown06:44 am06:54 pm12:10 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 25 minutes. Saint Helena is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:55 am07:00 pm12:05 h
New York (USA)06:45 am06:49 pm12:04 h
Sydney (Australia)05:39 am05:54 pm12:15 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:51 pm12:07 h
Moscow (Russia)06:18 am06:23 pm12:05 h
Shanghai (China)05:42 am05:49 pm12:06 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:09 am07:14 pm12:05 h

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