Sunset Western Sahara

Sunrise and sunset in Western Sahara

Sunrise today: 6:47 h
Sunset today: 19:08 h
(Times for El Aaiún)

Sunrise and sunset times in Western Sahara are determined by the moderate location in the northern hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the Nordic countries, but still noticeable. The days are longer in summer (June to September) than in winter (December to March). With up to about 13:50 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in El Aaiún lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in El Aaiún rises at 6:47. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:08 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in El Aaiún

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and April shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in El Aaiún
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Western Sahara

Sunset Western SaharaThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for March 27th., localtime in Western Sahara

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Smara06:41 am07:02 pm12:20 h
El Aaiún06:47 am07:08 pm12:21 h
Laayoune Plage06:48 am07:09 pm12:21 h
Dakhla06:59 am07:18 pm12:19 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (El Aaiún)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:42 am07:21 pm10:40 h
February08:28 am07:45 pm11:17 h
March08:01 am08:02 pm12:01 h
April06:27 am07:18 pm12:51 h
May07:03 am08:34 pm13:31 h
June06:56 am08:49 pm13:53 h
July07:06 am08:50 pm13:44 h
August07:22 am08:31 pm13:09 h
September07:36 am07:59 pm12:22 h
October07:51 am07:25 pm11:35 h
November08:11 am07:03 pm10:52 h
December08:33 am07:02 pm10:29 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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. El Aaiún lies on the 27th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Western Sahara, this period averages 28 minutes. In June, it's about 28 minutes in El Aaiún, while in December it's 27 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:51 am07:32 pm12:42 h
New York (USA)06:46 am07:16 pm12:30 h
Sydney (Australia)07:01 am06:59 pm11:57 h
Manila (Philippines)05:54 am06:08 pm12:14 h
Moscow (Russia)06:12 am06:57 pm12:46 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am06:10 pm12:22 h
Helsinki (Finland)06:58 am07:52 pm12:54 h

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