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Sunset Tanzania

Sunrise and sunset in Tanzania

Sunrise today: 6:35 h
Sunset today: 19:02 h
(Times for Dodoma)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Tanzania 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 12:30 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Dodoma lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Dodoma rises at 6:35. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:02 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of daylight in Dodoma

Average length of daylight in Dodoma
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Tanzania

Sunset TanzaniaThe 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 23rd., localtime in Tanzania

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mtwara06:11 am06:50 pm12:39 h
Dar es Salaam06:20 am06:49 pm12:29 h
Zanzibar06:21 am06:48 pm12:27 h
Tanga06:23 am06:47 pm12:24 h
Morogoro06:26 am06:55 pm12:29 h
Moshi06:33 am06:51 pm12:19 h
Kilosa06:29 am06:58 pm12:29 h
Arusha06:35 am06:54 pm12:19 h
Dodoma06:35 am07:02 pm12:27 h
Iringa06:33 am07:04 pm12:31 h
Songea06:29 am07:09 pm12:40 h
Musoma06:49 am07:03 pm12:14 h
Katumba06:39 am07:15 pm12:36 h
Mbeya06:40 am07:15 pm12:35 h
Shinyanga06:48 am07:07 pm12:20 h
Mwanza06:51 am07:08 pm12:16 h
Tabora06:48 am07:12 pm12:24 h
Ushirombo06:54 am07:13 pm12:19 h
Sumbawanga06:49 am07:21 pm12:32 h
Kigoma07:01 am07:24 pm12:23 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Dodoma)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:32 am07:00 pm12:29 h
February06:41 am07:01 pm12:20 h
March06:40 am06:51 pm12:11 h
April06:36 am06:37 pm12:00 h
May06:37 am06:29 pm11:52 h
June06:43 am06:31 pm11:48 h
July06:48 am06:38 pm11:50 h
August06:43 am06:39 pm11:57 h
September06:29 am06:35 pm12:06 h
October06:14 am06:31 pm12:16 h
November06:08 am06:34 pm12:26 h
December06:16 am06:47 pm12:31 h

Where does the sun rise in Tanzania?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Tanzania is Madimba in the region of Mtwara. There, the sun rises at 6:10 am and sets at 6:50 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kigoma at 7:24 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. Dodoma lies on the 6th degree of southern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Tanzania it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Tanzania 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)07:58 am04:37 pm8:39 h
New York (USA)07:12 am05:02 pm9:50 h
Sydney (Australia)06:06 am08:07 pm14:02 h
Manila (Philippines)06:24 am05:51 pm11:27 h
Moscow (Russia)08:36 am04:46 pm8:10 h
Shanghai (China)06:49 am05:22 pm10:32 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:51 am04:12 pm7:20 h

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