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.

In these days the sun in Nuuk rises at 6:07. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:58 Uhr in the early evening.

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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 March 24th., localtime in Greenland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Upernavik06:12 am07:29 pm13:17 hours
Sisimiut06:12 am07:09 pm12:57 hours
Maniitsoq06:11 am07:04 pm12:53 hours
Aasiaat06:06 am07:08 pm13:02 hours
Uummannaq06:00 am07:08 pm13:08 hours
Nuuk06:07 am06:58 pm12:50 hours
Qasigiannguit05:59 am07:01 pm13:02 hours
Ilulissat05:58 am07:02 pm13:03 hours
Paamiut06:01 am06:47 pm12:46 hours
Narsaq05:48 am06:32 pm12:44 hours
Qaqortoq05:48 am06:32 pm12:44 hours
Nanortalik05:45 am06:28 pm12:43 hours
Tasiilaq05:10 am06:03 pm12:53 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:56 am06:28 pm12:32 hours
New York (USA)06:49 am07:14 pm12:24 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:25 am07:28 pm12:03 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:56 am06:08 pm12:12 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:18 am06:53 pm12:35 hours
Shanghai (China)05:51 am06:09 pm12:17 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:06 am06:46 pm12:41 hours