Sunset South Georgia

Sunrise and sunset on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

Sunrise today: 6:29 h
Sunset today: 18:36 h
(Times for King Edward Point)

The times for sunrise and sunset on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are significantly influenced by the low position in the southern hemisphere. Far to the south, the days are short in summer (December to March) and long in winter (June to September). In the northern hemisphere it is exactly the opposite. With up to about 17:20 hours, there are the longest days in December. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in June. Then the night in King Edward Point lasts almost 17 hours and the days start about 5 hours later.

During these days, the sun in King Edward Point rises at 6:29. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:36 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in King Edward Point

Average length of day 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 GeorgiaThe 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 March 22nd., localtime on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
King Edward Point06:29 am06:36 pm12:08 h
Grytviken06:29 am06:36 pm12:08 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (King Edward Point)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January04:15 am08:54 pm16:39 h
February05:19 am08:00 pm14:42 h
March06:15 am06:54 pm12:38 h
April07:13 am05:38 pm10:24 h
May08:07 am04:37 pm8:30 h
June08:43 am04:09 pm7:26 h
July08:35 am04:28 pm7:53 h
August07:43 am05:17 pm9:34 h
September06:30 am06:12 pm11:42 h
October05:15 am07:07 pm13:52 h
November04:10 am08:10 pm16:00 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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. 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 lasts only about 20 minutes, on the South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, this period averages 63 minutes. In June, it's about 44 minutes in King Edward Point, while in December it's 82 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:02 am06:23 pm12:21 h
New York (USA)06:54 am07:11 pm12:17 h
Sydney (Australia)06:58 am07:06 pm12:08 h
Manila (Philippines)05:58 am06:08 pm12:10 h
Moscow (Russia)06:25 am06:47 pm12:23 h
Shanghai (China)05:54 am06:07 pm12:13 h
Helsinki (Finland)06:14 am06:40 pm12:26 h

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