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Sunset Cambodia

Sunrise and sunset in Cambodia

Sunrise today: 5:48 h
Sunset today: 17:53 h
(Times for Phnom Penh)

Sunrise and sunset in Cambodia do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:50 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Phnom Penh lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Phnom Penh rises at 5:48. The early sunset at 17:53 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Phnom Penh

Average length of day in Phnom Penh
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Cambodia

Sunset CambodiaThe 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 September 28th., localtime in Cambodia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Stung Treng05:44 am05:49 pm12:05 h
Svay Rieng05:44 am05:50 pm12:06 h
Kampong Cham05:46 am05:51 pm12:06 h
Prey Veng05:46 am05:52 pm12:06 h
Tbêng Méanchey05:48 am05:53 pm12:05 h
Ta Khmau05:48 am05:53 pm12:06 h
Phnom Penh05:48 am05:53 pm12:06 h
Takeo05:48 am05:54 pm12:06 h
Phumi Veal Sre05:48 am05:54 pm12:06 h
Kampong Chhnang05:49 am05:54 pm12:06 h
Kampong Speu05:49 am05:55 pm12:06 h
Kampot05:51 am05:56 pm12:06 h
Pursat05:52 am05:57 pm12:05 h
Siem Reap05:52 am05:57 pm12:05 h
Sihanoukville05:53 am05:59 pm12:06 h
Battambang05:55 am06:00 pm12:05 h
Smach Mean Chey05:55 am06:01 pm12:06 h
Koh Kong05:55 am06:01 pm12:06 h
Sisophon05:56 am06:01 pm12:05 h
Paôy Pêt05:57 am06:03 pm12:05 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Phnom Penh)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:22 am05:56 pm11:33 h
February06:20 am06:08 pm11:48 h
March06:06 am06:12 pm12:05 h
April05:47 am06:13 pm12:25 h
May05:35 am06:17 pm12:42 h
June05:35 am06:25 pm12:50 h
July05:42 am06:29 pm12:47 h
August05:48 am06:21 pm12:33 h
September05:48 am06:02 pm12:14 h
October05:48 am05:43 pm11:55 h
November05:55 am05:33 pm11:38 h
December06:10 am05:40 pm11:29 h

Where does the sun rise in Cambodia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Cambodia is Senmonourom in the province of Mondolkiri. There, the sun rises at 5:39 am and sets at 5:44 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Paôy Pêt (Banteay Meanchey) at 6:03 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. Phnom Penh lies on the 12th 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, in Cambodia it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Phnom Penh, while in December it's 24 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:00 am06:53 pm11:52 h
New York (USA)06:47 am06:46 pm11:59 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am05:56 pm12:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:49 pm12:05 h
Moscow (Russia)06:24 am06:15 pm11:51 h
Shanghai (China)05:44 am05:45 pm12:01 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:16 am07:05 pm11:48 h

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