Sunset Zimbabwe

Sunrise and sunset in Zimbabwe

Sunrise today: 6:17 h
Sunset today: 17:28 h
(Times for Harare)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Zimbabwe are determined by its location in the southern hemisphere. South of the equator, the longest days are in the months from December to March, while the shortest are in the period from June to September. In the northern hemisphere, it is the other way around. With up to about 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 13 hours in Harare and start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Harare rises at 6:17. The early sunset at 17:28 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of day in Harare

Average length of day in Harare
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Zimbabwe

Sunset ZimbabweThe 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 May 28th., localtime in Zimbabwe

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mutare06:12 am05:20 pm11:08 h
Marondera06:15 am05:26 pm11:11 h
Bindura06:15 am05:28 pm11:14 h
Chitungwiza06:17 am05:28 pm11:11 h
Harare06:17 am05:28 pm11:12 h
Masvingo06:21 am05:26 pm11:04 h
Norton06:18 am05:30 pm11:12 h
Chinhoyi06:19 am05:33 pm11:13 h
Chegutu06:21 am05:32 pm11:11 h
Zvishavane06:25 am05:28 pm11:03 h
Kadoma06:22 am05:32 pm11:10 h
Gweru06:24 am05:31 pm11:06 h
Kwekwe06:23 am05:32 pm11:08 h
Bulawayo06:31 am05:34 pm11:04 h
Victoria Falls06:38 am05:49 pm11:12 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Harare)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:31 am06:38 pm13:07 h
February05:48 am06:31 pm12:43 h
March05:57 am06:12 pm12:15 h
April06:03 am05:47 pm11:44 h
May06:12 am05:31 pm11:19 h
June06:23 am05:29 pm11:06 h
July06:25 am05:37 pm11:12 h
August06:14 am05:46 pm11:33 h
September05:50 am05:51 pm12:01 h
October05:25 am05:57 pm12:31 h
November05:10 am06:09 pm12:59 h
December05:13 am06:27 pm13:14 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. Harare lies on the 18th degree of southern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Zimbabwe, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Harare, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:51 am09:16 pm16:25 h
New York (USA)05:27 am08:19 pm14:52 h
Sydney (Australia)06:47 am04:57 pm10:10 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:21 pm12:57 h
Moscow (Russia)03:55 am08:58 pm17:03 h
Shanghai (China)04:50 am06:52 pm14:01 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:11 am10:23 pm18:13 h

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