Sunset China

Sunrise and sunset in China

Sunrise today: 4:44 h
Sunset today: 19:43 h
(Times for Beijing)

Sunrise and sunset times in China 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 15 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Beijing lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 3 hours later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Beijing starts already at 4:44 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:43 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Beijing

Average length of day in Beijing
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of China

Sunset ChinaThe 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 June 9th., localtime in China

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Shenyang04:09 am07:21 pm15:11 h
Shanghai04:48 am06:58 pm14:10 h
Hangzhou04:55 am07:01 pm14:06 h
Nanjing04:56 am07:11 pm14:14 h
Tianjin04:43 am07:37 pm14:54 h
Beijing04:44 am07:43 pm14:59 h
Wuhan05:18 am07:25 pm14:07 h
Shenzhen05:37 am07:08 pm13:31 h
Dongguan05:37 am07:10 pm13:33 h
Zhengzhou05:10 am07:38 pm14:29 h
Guangzhou05:39 am07:13 pm13:34 h
Foshan05:39 am07:13 pm13:33 h
Xi’an05:30 am07:56 pm14:26 h
Chongqing05:51 am07:54 pm14:02 h
Chengdu05:59 am08:06 pm14:08 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Beijing)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:32 am05:14 pm9:42 h
February07:06 am05:50 pm10:45 h
March06:25 am06:21 pm11:56 h
April05:35 am06:53 pm13:17 h
May04:58 am07:23 pm14:25 h
June04:43 am07:45 pm15:02 h
July04:56 am07:44 pm14:48 h
August05:24 am07:13 pm13:49 h
September05:53 am06:26 pm12:33 h
October06:22 am05:37 pm11:15 h
November06:57 am05:00 pm10:03 h
December07:26 am04:51 pm9:25 h

Where does the sun rise in China?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in China is Fuyuan in Region Northeast China (Dōngběi). There, the sun rises at 3:00 am and sets at 7:03 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kashi (Northwest China (Xīběi)) at 22:23.

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. Beijing lies on the 40th 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 China, this period averages 34 minutes. In June, it's about 36 minutes in Beijing, while in December it's 31 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:42 am09:29 pm16:47 h
New York (USA)05:23 am08:26 pm15:04 h
Sydney (Australia)06:54 am04:54 pm10:00 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:25 pm13:00 h
Moscow (Russia)03:44 am09:13 pm17:29 h
Helsinki (Finland)03:54 am10:44 pm18:50 h

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