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Sunset Greenland

Sunrise and sunset in Greenland

Sunrise today: 7:45 h
Sunset today: 18:44 h
(Times for Nuuk)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Greenland are significantly influenced by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer (June to September) and short in winter (December to March). With up to about 21:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way round. In December, the night in Nuuk lasts almost 20 hours and the days start about 8 hours later.

In these days the sun in Nuuk rises at 7:45. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:44 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Nuuk

Average length of day in Nuuk
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Greenland

Sunset GreenlandThe 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 October 6th., localtime in Greenland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Tasiilaq06:51 am05:46 pm10:55 h
Nanortalik07:14 am06:24 pm11:09 h
Qaqortoq07:18 am06:26 pm11:08 h
Narsaq07:18 am06:26 pm11:08 h
Paamiut07:34 am06:39 pm11:05 h
Ilulissat07:52 am06:33 pm10:41 h
Qasigiannguit07:51 am06:34 pm10:43 h
Nuuk07:45 am06:44 pm10:59 h
Uummannaq07:59 am06:34 pm10:34 h
Aasiaat07:58 am06:41 pm10:43 h
Maniitsoq07:52 am06:47 pm10:55 h
Sisimiut07:58 am06:48 pm10:50 h
Upernavik08:21 am06:44 pm10:22 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Nuuk)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January09:49 am03:22 pm5:33 h
February08:18 am05:03 pm8:44 h
March06:41 am06:29 pm11:48 h
April05:51 am09:02 pm15:12 h
May04:06 am10:39 pm18:33 h
June02:47 am12:06 am21:19 h
July03:35 am11:29 pm19:54 h
August05:15 am09:46 pm16:31 h
September06:48 am07:55 pm13:08 h
October08:15 am06:09 pm9:54 h
November08:53 am03:29 pm6:37 h
December10:11 am02:32 pm4:22 h

Where does the sun rise in Greenland?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Greenland is Tasiilaq in the region of Sermersooq. There, the sun rises at 6:51 am and sets at 5:46 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Upernavik (Qaasuitsup) at 6:44 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. Nuuk lies on the 64th degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Greenland this period averages 32 minutes. In June, it's about -7 minutes in Nuuk, while in December it's 71 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:14 am06:34 pm11:20 h
New York (USA)06:55 am06:33 pm11:38 h
Sydney (Australia)06:24 am07:02 pm12:38 h
Manila (Philippines)05:45 am05:43 pm11:58 h
Moscow (Russia)06:40 am05:54 pm11:15 h
Shanghai (China)05:49 am05:35 pm11:46 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:35 am06:40 pm11:05 h

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