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Sunset Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunrise today: 6:04 h
Sunset today: 19:17 h
(Times for Cockburn Town)

The times of sunrise and sunset on the Turks and Caicos Islands are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 13:30 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Cockburn Town last almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Cockburn Town rises at 6:04. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:17 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Cockburn Town

Average length of day in Cockburn Town
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Sunset Turks and Caicos 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 May 17th., localtime on the Turks and Caicos Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Cockburn Town06:04 am07:17 pm13:13 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Cockburn Town)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:23 am05:24 pm11:01 h
February06:13 am05:43 pm11:30 h
March06:51 am06:55 pm12:03 h
April06:23 am07:05 pm12:41 h
May06:04 am07:17 pm13:12 h
June06:00 am07:29 pm13:29 h
July06:09 am07:31 pm13:21 h
August06:21 am07:16 pm12:54 h
September06:30 am06:48 pm12:18 h
October06:39 am06:21 pm11:42 h
November05:54 am05:03 pm11:09 h
December06:13 am05:06 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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. 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 only lasts about 20 minutes, on the Turks and Caicos Islands this period averages 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Cockburn Town, while in December it's 24 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:04 am09:00 pm15:56 h
New York (USA)05:36 am08:08 pm14:33 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:23 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:11 am08:40 pm16:28 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:33 am10:00 pm17:27 h

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