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Sunset Sao Tome and Principe

Sunrise and sunset in Sao Tome and Principe

Sunrise today: 5:25 h
Sunset today: 17:35 h
(Times for São Tomé)

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 June. 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 5:25 in the morning. The early sunset at 17:35 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in São Tomé

Average length of day in São Tomé
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Sao Tome and Principe

Sunset Sao Tome and PrincipeThe 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 27th., localtime in Sao Tome and Principe

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Santo António05:20 am05:34 pm12:15 h
São Tomé05:25 am05:35 pm12:10 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (São Tomé)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:38 am05:46 pm12:08 h
February05:42 am05:51 pm12:08 h
March05:37 am05:46 pm12:09 h
April05:28 am05:37 pm12:09 h
May05:24 am05:34 pm12:10 h
June05:28 am05:38 pm12:11 h
July05:33 am05:44 pm12:10 h
August05:32 am05:42 pm12:10 h
September05:23 am05:32 pm12:09 h
October05:14 am05:23 pm12:09 h
November05:13 am05:21 pm12:08 h
December05:23 am05:32 pm12:08 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. São Tomé lies on the 0th degree of northern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Sao Tome and Principe it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Sao Tome and Principe 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)04:51 am09:15 pm16:23 h
New York (USA)05:27 am08:18 pm14:51 h
Sydney (Australia)06:47 am04:57 pm10:10 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:21 pm12:57 h
Moscow (Russia)03:55 am08:58 pm17:03 h
Shanghai (China)04:50 am06:52 pm14:02 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:10 am10:24 pm18:14 h

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