Sunset Western Sahara

Sunrise and sunset in Western Sahara

Sunrise today: 8:24 h
Sunset today: 18:59 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.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, can take it easy. Late by 8:24 the sun rises in El Aaiún. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:59 Uhr in the early 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 December 1st., localtime in Western Sahara

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Smara08:17 am06:54 pm10:37 h
El Aaiún08:24 am06:59 pm10:36 h
Laayoune Plage08:24 am07:00 pm10:36 h
Dakhla08:28 am07:17 pm10:49 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (El Aaiún)

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

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:53 am03:58 pm8:05 h
New York (USA)06:59 am04:30 pm9:31 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:52 pm14:17 h
Manila (Philippines)06:04 am05:26 pm11:22 h
Moscow (Russia)08:33 am04:04 pm7:31 h
Shanghai (China)06:33 am04:52 pm10:19 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:54 am03:24 pm6:30 h