Sunset French Guiana

Sunrise and sunset in French Guiana

Sunrise today: 6:29 h
Sunset today: 18:40 h
(Times for Cayenne)

Sunrise and sunset in French Guiana do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:30 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Cayenne lasts almost 13 hours.

During these days, the sun in Cayenne rises at 6:29. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:40 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Cayenne

Average length of day in Cayenne
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of French Guiana

Sunset French GuianaThe 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 March 27th., localtime in French Guiana

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock06:27 am06:37 pm12:10 h
Rémire-Montjoly06:29 am06:39 pm12:11 h
Camopi06:29 am06:39 pm12:10 h
Matoury06:29 am06:40 pm12:11 h
Roura06:29 am06:40 pm12:11 h
Cayenne06:29 am06:40 pm12:11 h
Macouria06:29 am06:40 pm12:11 h
Kourou06:30 am06:41 pm12:11 h
Sinnamary06:31 am06:42 pm12:11 h
Iracoubo06:32 am06:43 pm12:11 h
Mana06:35 am06:45 pm12:11 h
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni06:36 am06:46 pm12:11 h
Apatou06:37 am06:48 pm12:11 h
Grand-Santi06:37 am06:48 pm12:10 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Cayenne)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:41 am06:35 pm11:54 h
February06:43 am06:43 pm12:00 h
March06:34 am06:41 pm12:07 h
April06:21 am06:37 pm12:16 h
May06:14 am06:37 pm12:23 h
June06:16 am06:43 pm12:27 h
July06:22 am06:47 pm12:25 h
August06:24 am06:43 pm12:19 h
September06:19 am06:30 pm12:11 h
October06:13 am06:16 pm12:03 h
November06:15 am06:11 pm11:56 h
December06:28 am06:20 pm11:53 h

Where does the sun rise in French Guiana?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in French Guiana is Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock in the region of . There, the sun rises at 6:27 am and sets at 6:37 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Grand-Santi at 18:48.

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. Cayenne lies on the 5th degree of northern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in French Guiana, it lasts only an average of 24 minutes. French Guiana is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:51 am07:32 pm12:42 h
New York (USA)06:46 am07:16 pm12:30 h
Sydney (Australia)07:01 am06:59 pm11:57 h
Manila (Philippines)05:54 am06:08 pm12:14 h
Moscow (Russia)06:12 am06:57 pm12:46 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am06:10 pm12:22 h
Helsinki (Finland)06:58 am07:52 pm12:54 h

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