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Sunset Jamaica

Sunrise and sunset in Jamaica

Sunrise today: 5:32 h
Sunset today: 18:34 h
(Times for Kingston)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Jamaica are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 13:10 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Kingston last almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Kingston rises at 5:32. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:34 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Kingston

Average length of day in Kingston
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Jamaica

Sunset JamaicaThe 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 May 16th., localtime in Jamaica

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Morant Bay05:31 am06:32 pm13:01 h
Port Antonio05:31 am06:33 pm13:02 h
Stony Hill05:32 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Kingston05:32 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Constant Spring05:32 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Half Way Tree05:32 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Portmore05:33 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Spanish Town05:33 am06:34 pm13:01 h
Bog Walk05:33 am06:35 pm13:01 h
Linstead05:33 am06:35 pm13:02 h
Ewarton05:33 am06:35 pm13:02 h
Ocho Rios05:33 am06:35 pm13:02 h
Old Harbour05:34 am06:35 pm13:01 h
Saint Ann’s Bay05:33 am06:36 pm13:03 h
Hayes05:34 am06:35 pm13:01 h
May Pen05:34 am06:35 pm13:01 h
Mandeville05:35 am06:37 pm13:01 h
Santa Cruz05:36 am06:37 pm13:01 h
Montego Bay05:36 am06:39 pm13:03 h
Savanna-la-Mar05:37 am06:39 pm13:02 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Kingston)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:40 am05:52 pm11:13 h
February06:33 am06:09 pm11:36 h
March06:13 am06:18 pm12:04 h
April05:49 am06:24 pm12:36 h
May05:32 am06:34 pm13:01 h
June05:30 am06:45 pm13:15 h
July05:38 am06:47 pm13:09 h
August05:48 am06:34 pm12:46 h
September05:53 am06:10 pm12:17 h
October05:59 am05:46 pm11:47 h
November06:11 am05:31 pm11:20 h
December06:29 am05:35 pm11:06 h

Where does the sun rise in Jamaica?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Jamaica is Dalvey in the region of Saint Thomas. There, the sun rises at 5:30 am and sets at 6:31 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Negril (Westmoreland) at 6:40 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. Kingston lies on the 18th degree of northern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator.While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Jamaica it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. Jamaica 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)05:06 am08:59 pm15:53 h
New York (USA)05:37 am08:07 pm14:31 h
Sydney (Australia)06:39 am05:03 pm10:24 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:17 pm12:51 h
Moscow (Russia)04:13 am08:38 pm16:25 h
Shanghai (China)04:56 am06:44 pm13:48 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:35 am09:57 pm17:22 h

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