Sunset Puerto Rico

Sunrise and sunset in Puerto Rico

Sunrise today: 6:55 h
Sunset today: 18:20 h
(Times for San Juan)

Sunrise and sunset times in Puerto Rico are determined by the moderate location in the northern hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the Nordic countries, but still noticeable. The days are longer in summer (June to September) than in winter (December to March). With up to about 13:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in San Juan lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in San Juan rises at 6:55. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:20 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in San Juan

Average length of day in San Juan
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Puerto Rico

Sunset Puerto RicoThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for February 5th., localtime in Puerto Rico

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Fajardo06:53 am06:19 pm11:26 h
Carolina06:54 am06:20 pm11:26 h
Trujillo Alto06:55 am06:20 pm11:26 h
Caguas06:55 am06:21 pm11:26 h
San Juan06:55 am06:20 pm11:25 h
Guaynabo06:55 am06:21 pm11:26 h
Guayama06:55 am06:21 pm11:27 h
Cataño06:55 am06:21 pm11:25 h
Bayamón06:55 am06:21 pm11:25 h
Levittown06:55 am06:21 pm11:25 h
Vega Baja06:56 am06:22 pm11:25 h
Barceloneta06:57 am06:22 pm11:25 h
Ponce06:57 am06:23 pm11:26 h
Arecibo06:58 am06:23 pm11:25 h
Mayagüez06:59 am06:25 pm11:26 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (San Juan)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:58 am06:09 pm11:11 h
February06:50 am06:26 pm11:35 h
March06:31 am06:35 pm12:04 h
April06:06 am06:42 pm12:36 h
May05:49 am06:51 pm13:02 h
June05:46 am07:03 pm13:16 h
July05:55 am07:05 pm13:10 h
August06:05 am06:52 pm12:48 h
September06:11 am06:28 pm12:17 h
October06:17 am06:03 pm11:46 h
November06:29 am05:48 pm11:18 h
December06:47 am05:51 pm11:04 h

Where does the sun rise in Puerto Rico?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Puerto Rico is Culebra in the region of East. There, the sun rises at 6:52 am and sets at 6:17 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Rincón (West) at 18:25.

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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. San Juan 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 Puerto Rico, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in San Juan, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:39 am05:01 pm9:21 h
New York (USA)07:01 am05:18 pm10:17 h
Sydney (Australia)06:18 am07:59 pm13:40 h
Manila (Philippines)06:22 am05:57 pm11:35 h
Moscow (Russia)08:13 am05:13 pm8:59 h
Shanghai (China)06:42 am05:33 pm10:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:23 am04:45 pm8:22 h

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