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Sunset Sierra Leone

Sunrise and sunset in Sierra Leone

Sunrise today: 7:11 h
Sunset today: 18:55 h
(Times for Freetown)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Sierra Leone 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 12:40 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Freetown lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Freetown rises at 7:11. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:55 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of daylight in Freetown

Average length of daylight in Freetown
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Sierra Leone

Sunset Sierra LeoneThe 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 January 17th., localtime in Sierra Leone

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Kailahun07:00 am06:44 pm11:44 h
Segbwema07:01 am06:46 pm11:45 h
Koidu07:02 am06:45 pm11:43 h
Yengema07:03 am06:46 pm11:43 h
Kenema07:02 am06:47 pm11:46 h
Kabala07:06 am06:46 pm11:40 h
Bo07:04 am06:49 pm11:45 h
Gandorhun07:04 am06:50 pm11:47 h
Bumpe07:04 am06:50 pm11:46 h
Magburaka07:06 am06:49 pm11:43 h
Binkolo07:06 am06:49 pm11:42 h
Makeni07:07 am06:49 pm11:43 h
Rokupr07:08 am06:51 pm11:43 h
Lunsar07:08 am06:51 pm11:43 h
Port Loko07:09 am06:52 pm11:43 h
Kambia07:10 am06:52 pm11:42 h
Waterloo07:10 am06:54 pm11:44 h
Freetown07:11 am06:55 pm11:44 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Freetown)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:10 am06:54 pm11:43 h
February07:10 am07:04 pm11:54 h
March06:58 am07:05 pm12:07 h
April06:42 am07:03 pm12:21 h
May06:33 am07:05 pm12:33 h
June06:34 am07:13 pm12:39 h
July06:41 am07:17 pm12:36 h
August06:44 am07:10 pm12:26 h
September06:42 am06:54 pm12:12 h
October06:39 am06:38 pm11:59 h
November06:44 am06:31 pm11:47 h
December06:58 am06:38 pm11:40 h

Where does the sun rise in Sierra Leone?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Sierra Leone is Buedu in the region of Eastern Province. There, the sun rises at 6:59 am and sets at 6:43 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Freetown (Western Area) at 6:55 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. Freetown lies on the 8th 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 Sierra Leone it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Sierra Leone 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)08:05 am04:27 pm8:22 h
New York (USA)07:15 am04:55 pm9:40 h
Sydney (Australia)06:00 am08:10 pm14:10 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:48 pm11:24 h
Moscow (Russia)08:44 am04:34 pm7:50 h
Shanghai (China)06:51 am05:16 pm10:25 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:02 am03:57 pm6:55 h

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