Sunrise and sunset in China

The times of sunrise and sunset in China 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 15 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 Beijing last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Beijing rises at 6:16. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:27 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Beijing

Average lentgh of daylight in Beijing

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of China

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 20th., localtime in China

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Chengdu07:06 am07:16 pm12:10 hours
Chongqing06:56 am07:06 pm12:10 hours
Xi’an06:46 am06:56 pm12:10 hours
Foshan06:30 am06:39 pm12:09 hours
Guangzhou06:29 am06:39 pm12:09 hours
Zhengzhou06:27 am06:37 pm12:10 hours
Dongguan06:27 am06:37 pm12:09 hours
Shenzhen06:26 am06:35 pm12:09 hours
Wuhan06:25 am06:35 pm12:10 hours
Beijing06:16 am06:27 pm12:11 hours
Jinan06:14 am06:24 pm12:10 hours
Tianjin06:13 am06:24 pm12:11 hours
Nanjing06:07 am06:17 pm12:10 hours
Hangzhou06:02 am06:11 pm12:10 hours
Qingdao06:00 am06:11 pm12:10 hours
Suzhou06:00 am06:09 pm12:10 hours
Shanghai05:56 am06:06 pm12:10 hours
Dalian05:55 am06:06 pm12:10 hours
Shenyang05:48 am05:59 pm12:11 hours
Harbin05:35 am05:46 pm12:11 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:05 am06:21 pm12:16 hours
New York (USA)06:56 am07:10 pm12:14 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:23 am07:33 pm12:10 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:59 am06:08 pm12:09 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:28 am06:45 pm12:16 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:18 am06:36 pm12:19 hours