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Sunset Bhutan

Sunrise and sunset in Bhutan

Sunrise today: 6:46 h
Sunset today: 17:43 h
(Times for Thimphu)

Sunrise and sunset times in Bhutan 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 14 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Thimphu lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Thimphu rises at 6:46. The early sunset at 17:43 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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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'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 February 1st., localtime in Bhutan

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Samdrup Jongkhar06:38 am05:36 pm10:59 h
Trashi Yangtse06:39 am05:35 pm10:56 h
Pemagatshel06:38 am05:36 pm10:58 h
Mongar06:39 am05:37 pm10:57 h
Jakar06:42 am05:38 pm10:56 h
Trongsa06:43 am05:39 pm10:57 h
Sarpang06:43 am05:41 pm10:58 h
Tsirang06:44 am05:41 pm10:58 h
Wangdue Phodrang06:45 am05:42 pm10:57 h
Pajo06:45 am05:42 pm10:56 h
Punakha06:45 am05:42 pm10:56 h
Thimphu06:46 am05:43 pm10:57 h
Tsimasham06:46 am05:44 pm10:58 h
Phuntsholing06:46 am05:45 pm10:59 h
Samtse06:47 am05:46 pm10:58 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Thimphu)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:51 am05:29 pm10:38 h
February06:37 am05:53 pm11:16 h
March06:10 am06:10 pm12:01 h
April05:36 am06:27 pm12:51 h
May05:11 am06:43 pm13:32 h
June05:04 am06:59 pm13:55 h
July05:14 am07:00 pm13:46 h
August05:30 am06:41 pm13:10 h
September05:45 am06:08 pm12:23 h
October05:59 am05:34 pm11:35 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 6:38 am and sets at 5:35 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Samtse (Samchi) at 17:46.


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. Thimphu lies on the 27th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Bhutan, this period averages 28 minutes. In June, it's about 29 minutes in Thimphu, while in December it's 27 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:46 am04:53 pm9:07 h
New York (USA)07:05 am05:13 pm10:08 h
Sydney (Australia)06:14 am08:02 pm13:47 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:55 pm11:33 h
Moscow (Russia)08:21 am05:04 pm8:43 h
Shanghai (China)06:45 am05:29 pm10:45 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:32 am04:34 pm8:02 h

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