Sunset Greenland

Sunrise and sunset in Greenland

Sunrise today: 3:25 h
Sunset today: 23:39 h
(Times for Nuuk)

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 3:25 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 23:39 in the evening.


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Average length of daylight in Nuuk

Average length of daylight in Nuuk
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Greenland

The 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 July 12th., localtime in Greenland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Tasiilaq01:55 am11:16 pm21:21 h
Nanortalik03:54 am10:19 pm18:25 h
Qaqortoq03:51 am10:28 pm18:37 h
Narsaq03:49 am10:30 pm18:41 h
Paamiut03:50 am10:57 pm19:07 h
Ilulissat---
Qasigiannguit---
Nuuk03:25 am11:39 pm20:15 h
Uummannaq---
Aasiaat---
Maniitsoq03:02 am12:12 am21:10 h
Sisimiut---
Upernavik---


Sunrise and sunset by month (Nuuk)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar09:51 am03:21 pm5:30 h
Februar08:20 am05:01 pm8:41 h
März06:40 am06:31 pm11:51 h
April05:49 am09:04 pm15:15 h
Mai04:04 am10:41 pm18:37 h
Juni02:47 am12:07 am21:20 h
Juli03:37 am11:28 pm19:51 h
August05:17 am09:45 pm16:28 h
September06:49 am07:54 pm13:05 h
Oktober08:16 am06:08 pm9:51 h
November08:54 am03:28 pm6:34 h
Dezember10:11 am02:32 pm4:21 h

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:56 am09:27 pm16:31 h
New York (USA)05:33 am08:29 pm14:56 h
Sydney (Australia)06:57 am05:04 pm10:06 h
Manila (Philippines)05:32 am06:30 pm12:58 h
Moscow (Russia)04:00 am09:10 pm17:10 h
Shanghai (China)04:57 am07:01 pm14:04 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:14 am10:37 pm18:23 h