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Sunset Saint Martin

Sunrise and sunset in Sint Maarten

Sunrise today: 6:42 h
Sunset today: 18:09 h
(Times for Philipsburg)

Sunrise and sunset times in Sint Maarten 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 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Philipsburg lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Philipsburg rises at 6:42. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:09 in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Philipsburg

Average length of day in Philipsburg
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Sint Maarten

Sunset Saint MartinThe 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 Sint Maarten

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Philipsburg06:42 am06:09 pm11:26 h
Cul de Sac06:42 am06:09 pm11:26 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Philipsburg)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:45 am05:57 pm11:12 h
February06:38 am06:14 pm11:36 h
March06:19 am06:23 pm12:04 h
April05:54 am06:29 pm12:35 h
May05:38 am06:39 pm13:01 h
June05:35 am06:50 pm13:15 h
July05:43 am06:52 pm13:09 h
August05:53 am06:40 pm12:47 h
September05:58 am06:15 pm12:17 h
October06:04 am05:51 pm11:47 h
November06:16 am05:36 pm11:20 h
December06:34 am05:40 pm11:06 h



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. Philipsburg 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 Sint Maarten, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Philipsburg, 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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