Sunrise and sunset in Western Sahara

Sunrise today: 7:39 h
Sunset today: 20:12 h
(Times for El Aaiún)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Western Sahara are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 13:50 hours the longest days are in Juni. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in El Aaiún last almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in El Aaiún rises at 7:39. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:12 in the evening.


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Average length of daylight in El Aaiún

Average length of daylight in El Aaiún
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Western Sahara

The 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 April 3rd., localtime in Western Sahara

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Smara07:33 am08:06 pm12:33 hours
El Aaiún07:39 am08:12 pm12:33 hours
Laayoune Plage07:40 am08:13 pm12:33 hours
Dakhla07:52 am08:21 pm12:29 hours


Sunrise and sunset by month (El Aaiún)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar08:42 am07:21 pm10:39 hours
Februar08:28 am07:45 pm11:17 hours
März08:00 am08:02 pm12:02 hours
April07:26 am08:18 pm12:52 hours
Mai06:03 am07:35 pm13:32 hours
Juni06:56 am08:49 pm13:53 hours
Juli07:07 am08:50 pm13:44 hours
August07:23 am08:31 pm13:08 hours
September07:37 am07:58 pm12:21 hours
Oktober07:51 am07:25 pm11:34 hours
November08:12 am07:02 pm10:51 hours
Dezember08:33 am07:02 pm10:29 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:32 am07:46 pm13:13 hours
New York (USA)06:33 am07:24 pm12:51 hours
Sydney (Australia)07:08 am06:47 pm11:39 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:48 am06:09 pm12:21 hours
Moscow (Russia)05:51 am07:13 pm13:22 hours
Shanghai (China)05:37 am06:16 pm12:39 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:35 am08:11 pm13:37 hours