Sunrise and sunset in Greenland

The times of sunrise and sunset in Greenland 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 21:20 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Nuuk lasts almost 20 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Nuuk starts already at 2:45 in the morning. The early sunset at 0:11 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Nuuk

Average lentgh of daylight in Nuuk

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Greenland

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 December 31st., localtime in Greenland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Upernavik09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Sisimiut09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Maniitsoq01:48 am01:17 am23:29 hours
Aasiaat09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Uummannaq09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Nuuk02:45 am12:11 am21:26 hours
Qasigiannguit09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Ilulissat09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours
Paamiut03:23 am11:17 pm19:54 hours
Narsaq03:24 am10:47 pm19:22 hours
Qaqortoq03:27 am10:44 pm19:17 hours
Nanortalik03:31 am10:34 pm19:03 hours
Tasiilaq09:00 pm09:00 pm0:00 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:40 am09:35 pm16:55 hours
New York (USA)05:23 am08:32 pm15:09 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:32 am05:13 pm9:41 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:28 pm13:02 hours
Moscow (Russia)03:41 am09:20 pm17:39 hours
Shanghai (China)04:49 am07:02 pm14:14 hours
Helsinki (Finland)03:50 am10:53 pm19:04 hours