Sunset Belize

Sunrise and sunset in Belize

Sunrise today: 6:06 h
Sunset today: 17:20 h
(Times for Belmopan)
Sunrise and sunset times in Belize 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 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Belmopan lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.
During these days, the sun in Belmopan rises at 6:06. The early sunset at 17:20 makes the day currently a bit too short.
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Average length of day in Belmopan

Average length of day in Belmopan
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Belize

Sunset BelizeThe 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 November 29th., localtime in Belize
CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
San Pedro06:03 am05:15 pm11:12 h
Belize City06:04 am05:17 pm11:13 h
Dangriga06:03 am05:18 pm11:15 h
Placencia06:03 am05:19 pm11:17 h
Corozal06:06 am05:16 pm11:10 h
Orange Walk06:06 am05:17 pm11:11 h
Shipyard06:06 am05:18 pm11:12 h
Belmopan06:06 am05:20 pm11:14 h
Punta Gorda06:04 am05:22 pm11:18 h
Valley of Peace06:06 am05:20 pm11:14 h
San Ignacio06:07 am05:21 pm11:14 h
Benque Viejo del Carmen06:07 am05:21 pm11:15 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Belmopan)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:26 am05:42 pm11:15 h
February06:20 am05:58 pm11:38 h
March06:01 am06:06 pm12:04 h
April05:37 am06:12 pm12:34 h
May05:22 am06:20 pm12:59 h
June05:19 am06:31 pm13:12 h
July05:28 am06:34 pm13:06 h
August05:37 am06:21 pm12:45 h
September05:42 am05:58 pm12:16 h
October05:47 am05:34 pm11:48 h
November05:58 am05:20 pm11:22 h
December06:15 am05:24 pm11:09 h

Where does the sun rise in Belize?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Belize is San Pedro in the region of Belize. There, the sun rises at 6:03 am and sets at 5:15 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Benque Viejo del Carmen (Cayo) at 17:21.

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. Belmopan lies on the 17th degree of northern 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 Belize, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Belmopan, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:49 am03:59 pm8:11 h
New York (USA)06:56 am04:31 pm9:36 h
Sydney (Australia)05:36 am07:50 pm14:14 h
Manila (Philippines)06:02 am05:25 pm11:23 h
Moscow (Russia)08:29 am04:06 pm7:38 h
Shanghai (China)06:31 am04:52 pm10:21 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:49 am03:27 pm6:38 h

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