Sunset Virgin Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Virgin Islands

Sunrise today: 6:34 h
Sunset today: 17:43 h
(Times for Charlotte Amalie)
Sunrise and sunset times on the Virgin 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 13:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Charlotte Amalie lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.
During these days, the sun in Charlotte Amalie rises at 6:34. The early sunset at 17:43 makes the day currently a bit too short.
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Average length of day in Charlotte Amalie

Average length of day in Charlotte Amalie
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Virgin Islands

Sunset Virgin IslandsThe 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 December 3rd., localtime on the Virgin Islands
CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Saint Croix06:33 am05:43 pm11:11 h
Cruz Bay06:34 am05:42 pm11:09 h
Charlotte Amalie06:34 am05:43 pm11:08 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Charlotte Amalie)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:53 am06:04 pm11:11 h
February06:45 am06:21 pm11:36 h
March06:26 am06:30 pm12:04 h
April06:01 am06:37 pm12:36 h
May05:44 am06:47 pm13:02 h
June05:42 am06:58 pm13:16 h
July05:50 am07:00 pm13:10 h
August06:00 am06:47 pm12:47 h
September06:06 am06:23 pm12:17 h
October06:12 am05:58 pm11:46 h
November06:25 am05:43 pm11:19 h
December06:42 am05:47 pm11:05 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. Charlotte Amalie lies on the 18th 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, on the Virgin Islands, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Charlotte Amalie, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:55 am03:57 pm8:02 h
New York (USA)07:00 am04:30 pm9:30 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:53 pm14:18 h
Manila (Philippines)06:05 am05:26 pm11:21 h
Moscow (Russia)08:35 am04:03 pm7:28 h
Shanghai (China)06:35 am04:52 pm10:18 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:57 am03:22 pm6:25 h

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