Sunrise and sunset in Afghanistan

The times of sunrise and sunset in Afghanistan 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 14:30 hours the longest days are in Juni. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Kabul last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Kabul rises at 5:52. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:07 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Kabul

Average lentgh of daylight in Kabul

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Afghanistan

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 March 22nd., localtime in Afghanistan

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Herat06:20 am06:35 pm12:15 hours
Maymana06:10 am06:25 pm12:15 hours
Kandahar06:06 am06:21 pm12:14 hours
Shibirghan06:06 am06:21 pm12:16 hours
Balkh06:01 am06:17 pm12:16 hours
Mazar-e Sharif06:00 am06:16 pm12:16 hours
Cool urhajo06:00 am06:14 pm12:15 hours
Khulm05:58 am06:13 pm12:16 hours
Bamyan05:58 am06:13 pm12:15 hours
Ghazni05:55 am06:10 pm12:15 hours
Baghlan05:54 am06:09 pm12:15 hours
Pul-e Khumri05:54 am06:09 pm12:15 hours
Kunduz05:53 am06:09 pm12:16 hours
Khanabad05:52 am06:08 pm12:16 hours
Kabul05:52 am06:07 pm12:15 hours
Gardez05:52 am06:07 pm12:15 hours
Bazarak05:51 am06:06 pm12:15 hours
Taloqan05:50 am06:06 pm12:16 hours
Khost05:49 am06:04 pm12:15 hours
Jalalabad05:47 am06:02 pm12:15 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:01 am06:25 pm12:24 hours
New York (USA)06:53 am07:12 pm12:19 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:24 am07:30 pm12:06 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:57 am06:08 pm12:11 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:23 am06:49 pm12:25 hours
Shanghai (China)05:53 am06:08 pm12:15 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:12 am06:41 pm12:30 hours