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Sunset Senegal

Sunrise and sunset in Senegal

Sunrise today: 6:39 h
Sunset today: 19:33 h
(Times for Dakar)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Senegal 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 13 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Dakar lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Dakar rises at 6:39. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:33 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Dakar

Average length of day in Dakar
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Senegal

Sunset SenegalThe 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 22nd., localtime in Senegal

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Tambacounda06:25 am07:17 pm12:52 h
Kolda06:32 am07:20 pm12:49 h
Ndibène Dahra06:30 am07:26 pm12:57 h
Dara06:30 am07:26 pm12:57 h
Kaffrine06:32 am07:25 pm12:53 h
Richard-Toll06:29 am07:29 pm13:00 h
Touba06:32 am07:27 pm12:55 h
Mbaké06:32 am07:27 pm12:55 h
Louga06:32 am07:30 pm12:58 h
Bignona06:37 am07:25 pm12:49 h
Tiébo06:34 am07:28 pm12:54 h
Kaolack06:35 am07:28 pm12:53 h
Ziguinchor06:37 am07:25 pm12:48 h
Pourham06:35 am07:29 pm12:54 h
Saint-Louis06:33 am07:32 pm12:59 h
Joal-Fadiout06:37 am07:30 pm12:53 h
Thiès Nones06:37 am07:32 pm12:55 h
Pikine06:38 am07:33 pm12:55 h
Dakar06:39 am07:33 pm12:55 h
Grand Dakar06:39 am07:33 pm12:55 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Dakar)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:37 am07:00 pm11:23 h
February07:32 am07:15 pm11:43 h
March07:16 am07:21 pm12:05 h
April06:54 am07:24 pm12:30 h
May06:40 am07:31 pm12:51 h
June06:39 am07:41 pm13:02 h
July06:47 am07:44 pm12:57 h
August06:54 am07:33 pm12:39 h
September06:57 am07:12 pm12:15 h
October07:00 am06:51 pm11:51 h
November07:09 am06:38 pm11:29 h
December07:25 am06:43 pm11:18 h

Where does the sun rise in Senegal?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Senegal is Kédougou in the region of Kédougou. There, the sun rises at 6:21 am and sets at 7:09 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Mermoz Boabab (Dakar) at 7:33 pm.


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. Dakar lies on the 15th degree of northern 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 Senegal it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Dakar, while in December it's 23 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:57 am09:08 pm16:10 h
New York (USA)05:31 am08:13 pm14:41 h
Sydney (Australia)06:43 am04:59 pm10:16 h
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:19 pm12:54 h
Moscow (Russia)04:03 am08:48 pm16:45 h
Shanghai (China)04:53 am06:48 pm13:55 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:22 am10:11 pm17:49 h

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