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Sunset Uruguay

Sunrise and sunset in Uruguay

Sunrise today: 7:38 h
Sunset today: 17:44 h
(Times for Montevideo)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Uruguay are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Montevideo is positioned near the 35 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 14:30 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Montevideo lasts almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Montevideo rises at 7:38. The early sunset at 17:44 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Montevideo

Average length of day in Montevideo
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Uruguay

Sunset UruguayThe 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 26th., localtime in Uruguay

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Melo07:24 am05:42 pm10:18 h
Rocha07:30 am05:38 pm10:08 h
Treinta y Tres07:27 am05:41 pm10:14 h
San Carlos07:33 am05:40 pm10:07 h
Maldonado07:33 am05:40 pm10:06 h
Minas07:33 am05:42 pm10:09 h
Rivera07:27 am05:51 pm10:24 h
Pando07:37 am05:44 pm10:07 h
Tacuarembó07:30 am05:51 pm10:20 h
Montevideo07:38 am05:44 pm10:06 h
Florida07:36 am05:46 pm10:10 h
Las Piedras07:38 am05:45 pm10:07 h
Artigas07:29 am05:55 pm10:26 h
Durazno07:36 am05:49 pm10:13 h
San José de Mayo07:39 am05:48 pm10:09 h
Colonia del Sacramento07:44 am05:52 pm10:08 h
Salto07:38 am05:59 pm10:22 h
Mercedes07:42 am05:56 pm10:14 h
Paysandú07:40 am05:58 pm10:18 h
Fray Bentos07:43 am05:57 pm10:14 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Montevideo)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:45 am08:02 pm14:17 h
February06:17 am07:40 pm13:23 h
March06:42 am07:04 pm12:22 h
April07:07 am06:22 pm11:15 h
May07:30 am05:51 pm10:21 h
June07:49 am05:41 pm9:52 h
July07:48 am05:53 pm10:05 h
August07:23 am06:14 pm10:52 h
September06:42 am06:37 pm11:55 h
October06:00 am07:00 pm12:60 h
November05:29 am07:29 pm14:00 h
December05:23 am07:56 pm14:32 h

Where does the sun rise in Uruguay?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Uruguay is Río Branco in the region of Central Interior. There, the sun rises at 7:22 am and sets at 5:38 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Nueva Palmira (Rio de la Plata) at 5:56 pm.


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. Montevideo lies on the 35th degree of southern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Uruguay this period averages 29 minutes. In June, it's about 28 minutes in Montevideo, while in December it's 30 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:53 am09:13 pm16:21 h
New York (USA)05:28 am08:17 pm14:49 h
Sydney (Australia)06:46 am04:57 pm10:12 h
Manila (Philippines)05:25 am06:21 pm12:56 h
Moscow (Russia)03:57 am08:55 pm16:58 h
Shanghai (China)04:51 am06:51 pm13:60 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:14 am10:20 pm18:06 h

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