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Sunset South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Sunrise today: 4:39 h
Sunset today: 20:37 h
(Times for King Edward Point)

The times of sunrise and sunset on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are significantly influenced by the country's very southern position in the hemisphere. Far in the south the days are short in summer and long in winter. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. With up to 17:20 hours the longest days are in December. The longest dark nights happen to be in summer. In June a night in King Edward Point lasts almost 17 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in King Edward Point starts already at 4:39 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:37 in the evening.


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Average length of daylight in King Edward Point

Average length of daylight in King Edward Point
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Sunset South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsThe 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 January 27th., localtime on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
King Edward Point04:39 am08:37 pm15:58 h
Grytviken04:39 am08:37 pm15:58 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (King Edward Point)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January04:16 am08:54 pm16:38 h
February05:19 am08:00 pm14:41 h
March06:16 am06:53 pm12:37 h
April07:14 am05:37 pm10:23 h
May08:07 am04:37 pm8:30 h
June08:43 am04:09 pm7:25 h
July08:35 am04:28 pm7:54 h
August07:42 am05:17 pm9:35 h
September06:29 am06:12 pm11:43 h
October05:15 am07:08 pm13:53 h
November04:10 am08:11 pm16:01 h
December03:43 am08:58 pm17:15 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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. King Edward Point lies on the 54th degree of southern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands this period averages 50 minutes. In June, it's about 44 minutes in King Edward Point, while in December it's 56 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:53 am04:44 pm8:51 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:08 pm10:00 h
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am08:04 pm13:54 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:54 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:29 am04:54 pm8:25 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:39 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:43 am04:22 pm7:39 h

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