Sunset Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sunrise and sunset in Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sunrise today: 6:40 h
Sunset today: 18:09 h
(Times for Basseterre)

Sunrise and sunset times in Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 Basseterre lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Basseterre rises at 6:40. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:09 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Basseterre

Average length of day in Basseterre
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sunset Saint Kitts and NevisThe 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 6th., localtime in Saint Kitts and Nevis

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Market Shop06:39 am06:08 pm11:29 h
Newcastle06:39 am06:08 pm11:29 h
Fig Tree06:39 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Charlestown06:39 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Cotton Ground06:39 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Monkey Hill06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Basseterre06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Cayon06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Nicola Town06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Trinity06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Dieppe Bay Town06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Saint Paul’s06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Middle Island06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h
Sandy Point Town06:40 am06:09 pm11:29 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Basseterre)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:42 am05:57 pm11:15 h
February06:36 am06:13 pm11:38 h
March06:17 am06:21 pm12:04 h
April05:53 am06:28 pm12:34 h
May05:37 am06:36 pm12:59 h
June05:35 am06:47 pm13:12 h
July05:43 am06:50 pm13:06 h
August05:52 am06:37 pm12:45 h
September05:57 am06:14 pm12:17 h
October06:02 am05:50 pm11:48 h
November06:14 am05:36 pm11:22 h
December06:31 am05:40 pm11:09 h

Where does the sun rise in Saint Kitts and Nevis?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Saint Kitts and Nevis is Market Shop in the region of Nevis. There, the sun rises at 6:39 am and sets at 6:08 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Sandy Point Town (Saint Kitts) at 18:09.

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. Basseterre lies on the 17th 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Basseterre, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:37 am05:02 pm9:25 h
New York (USA)07:00 am05:19 pm10:19 h
Sydney (Australia)06:19 am07:58 pm13:38 h
Manila (Philippines)06:22 am05:58 pm11:36 h
Moscow (Russia)08:11 am05:15 pm9:04 h
Shanghai (China)06:42 am05:34 pm10:52 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:20 am04:47 pm8:27 h

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