Sunrise and sunset in Sao Tome and Principe

Times for sunrise and sunset in Sao Tome and Principe 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 12:10 hours the longest days happen to be in Juni. In November a night in São Tomé lasts almost 12 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in São Tomé starts already at 5:24 in the morning. The early sunset at 17:35 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in São Tomé

Average lentgh of daylight in São Tomé

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Sao Tome and Principe

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 26th., localtime in Sao Tome and Principe

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
São Tomé05:24 am05:35 pm12:10 hours
Santo António05:20 am05:34 pm12:15 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:52 am09:14 pm16:22 hours
New York (USA)05:28 am08:18 pm14:50 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:19 am05:16 pm9:57 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:21 pm12:56 hours
Moscow (Russia)03:57 am08:55 pm16:59 hours
Shanghai (China)04:51 am06:51 pm13:60 hours
Helsinki (Finland)04:13 am10:21 pm18:07 hours