Sunset Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunrise today: 6:22 h
Sunset today: 17:32 h
(Times for Cockburn Town)

Sunrise and sunset times on the Turks and Caicos Islands 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 13:30 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Cockburn Town lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Cockburn Town rises at 6:22. The early sunset at 17:32 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of day in Cockburn Town

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and November shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Cockburn Town
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset by month (Cockburn Town)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:23 am05:24 pm11:01 h
February06:13 am05:43 pm11:29 h
March06:51 am06:55 pm12:03 h
April06:24 am07:05 pm12:41 h
May06:04 am07:16 pm13:12 h
June06:00 am07:29 pm13:28 h
July06:09 am07:31 pm13:21 h
August06:21 am07:16 pm12:55 h
September06:30 am06:49 pm12:19 h
October06:39 am06:21 pm11:42 h
November05:54 am05:03 pm11:09 h
December06:13 am05:05 pm10:53 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. Cockburn Town lies on the 21st degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, on the Turks and Caicos Islands, this period averages 26 minutes. In June, it's about 27 minutes in Cockburn Town, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:50 am04:47 pm8:57 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:09 pm10:02 h
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am08:04 pm13:52 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:54 pm11:31 h
Moscow (Russia)08:26 am04:58 pm8:31 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:27 pm10:40 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:39 am04:26 pm7:47 h

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