Sunset Canada

Sunrise and sunset in Canada

Sunrise today: 5:20 h
Sunset today: 20:38 h
(Times for Ottawa)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Canada are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 15:40 hours the longest days happen in June. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Ottawa lasts almost 16 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Ottawa starts already at 5:20 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:38 in the evening.

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Average length of day in Ottawa

Average length of day in Ottawa
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Canada

Sunset CanadaThe 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 May 26th., localtime in Canada

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Halifax05:34 am08:47 pm15:13 h
Québec04:57 am08:26 pm15:29 h
Montréal05:11 am08:30 pm15:19 h
Laval05:12 am08:31 pm15:19 h
Ottawa05:20 am08:38 pm15:18 h
Gatineau05:20 am08:39 pm15:19 h
Markham05:40 am08:47 pm15:08 h
Toronto05:41 am08:47 pm15:07 h
Vaughan05:41 am08:48 pm15:07 h
Mississauga05:42 am08:48 pm15:06 h
Brampton05:42 am08:49 pm15:06 h
Hamilton05:44 am08:48 pm15:04 h
Kitchener05:46 am08:51 pm15:05 h
London05:50 am08:52 pm15:02 h
Winnipeg05:28 am09:22 pm15:54 h
Saskatoon04:56 am09:11 pm16:15 h
Edmonton05:15 am09:45 pm16:30 h
Calgary05:30 am09:35 pm16:05 h
Surrey05:14 am09:01 pm15:47 h
Vancouver05:15 am09:03 pm15:49 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Ottawa)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:36 am04:47 pm9:11 h
February07:02 am05:31 pm10:29 h
March07:13 am07:10 pm11:57 h
April06:15 am07:50 pm13:35 h
May05:30 am08:27 pm14:58 h
June05:11 am08:54 pm15:43 h
July05:27 am08:50 pm15:23 h
August06:02 am08:12 pm14:10 h
September06:40 am07:15 pm12:36 h
October07:17 am06:19 pm11:01 h
November07:00 am04:34 pm9:34 h
December07:34 am04:22 pm8:48 h

Where does the sun rise in Canada?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Canada is St. John's in the region of Newfoundland and Labrador. There, the sun rises at 5:10 am and sets at 8:44 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Whitehorse (Yukon) at 11:04 pm.

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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Ottawa lies on the 45th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Canada this period averages 36 minutes. In June, it's about 38 minutes in Ottawa, while in December it's 34 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:53 am09:13 pm16:21 h
New York (USA)05:29 am08:16 pm14:48 h
Sydney (Australia)06:46 am04:57 pm10:12 h
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:21 pm12:56 h
Moscow (Russia)03:57 am08:55 pm16:58 h
Shanghai (China)04:51 am06:51 pm13:60 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:14 am10:20 pm18:06 h

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