Sunset Bhutan

Sunrise and sunset in Bhutan

Sunrise today: 5:09 h
Sunset today: 18:45 h
(Times for Thimphu)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Bhutan 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 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 Thimphu last almost 14 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Thimphu starts already at 5:09 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:45 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Thimphu

Average length of day in Thimphu
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Bhutan

Sunset BhutanThe 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 18th., localtime in Bhutan

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Samdrup Jongkhar05:03 am06:37 pm13:33 h
Trashi Yangtse05:02 am06:38 pm13:36 h
Pemagatshel05:03 am06:37 pm13:34 h
Mongar05:03 am06:39 pm13:35 h
Panbang05:05 am06:39 pm13:34 h
Jakar05:05 am06:41 pm13:36 h
Trongsa05:06 am06:42 pm13:36 h
Sarpang05:08 am06:42 pm13:34 h
Tsirang05:08 am06:43 pm13:34 h
Wangdue Phodrang05:08 am06:44 pm13:36 h
Pajo05:08 am06:44 pm13:36 h
Punakha05:08 am06:45 pm13:36 h
Daga05:09 am06:44 pm13:34 h
Thimphu05:09 am06:45 pm13:36 h
Tsimasham05:11 am06:45 pm13:34 h
Paro05:10 am06:46 pm13:36 h
Phuntsholing05:12 am06:45 pm13:34 h
Daphu05:11 am06:45 pm13:34 h
Ha05:11 am06:47 pm13:36 h
Samtse05:13 am06:46 pm13:34 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Thimphu)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:51 am05:29 pm10:38 h
February06:37 am05:53 pm11:17 h
March06:09 am06:10 pm12:01 h
April05:35 am06:27 pm12:51 h
May05:11 am06:44 pm13:33 h
June05:04 am06:59 pm13:55 h
July05:14 am07:00 pm13:45 h
August05:30 am06:40 pm13:10 h
September05:45 am06:07 pm12:22 h
October06:00 am05:34 pm11:34 h
November06:20 am05:11 pm10:51 h
December06:42 am05:10 pm10:28 h

Where does the sun rise in Bhutan?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Bhutan is Trashigang in district Tashigang. There, the sun rises at 5:02 am and sets at 6:37 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Samtse (Samchi) at 6:46 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. Thimphu lies on the 27th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Bhutan this period averages 26 minutes. In June, it's about 27 minutes in Thimphu, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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