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Sunset Timor-Leste

Sunrise and sunset in East Timor

Sunrise today: 6:20 h
Sunset today: 18:33 h
(Times for Dili)

Sunrise and sunset in East Timor 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 12:40 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Dili lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Dili rises at 6:20. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:33 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Dili

Average length of day in Dili
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of East Timor

Sunset Timor-LesteThe 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 October 2nd., localtime in East Timor

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Lospalos06:14 am06:28 pm12:13 h
Baucau06:17 am06:30 pm12:13 h
Venilale06:17 am06:30 pm12:13 h
Viqueque06:17 am06:30 pm12:13 h
Manatuto06:18 am06:31 pm12:13 h
Same06:20 am06:33 pm12:13 h
Dili06:20 am06:33 pm12:13 h
Aileu06:20 am06:33 pm12:13 h
Ainaro06:20 am06:34 pm12:13 h
Gleno06:21 am06:34 pm12:13 h
Liquica06:21 am06:34 pm12:13 h
Suai06:21 am06:35 pm12:14 h
Maliana06:21 am06:35 pm12:13 h
Maubara06:22 am06:35 pm12:13 h
Pante Makasar06:25 am06:38 pm12:14 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Dili)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:28 am07:05 pm12:36 h
February06:39 am07:04 pm12:25 h
March06:40 am06:52 pm12:12 h
April06:39 am06:36 pm11:57 h
May06:41 am06:26 pm11:46 h
June06:48 am06:28 pm11:40 h
July06:52 am06:34 pm11:42 h
August06:46 am06:38 pm11:52 h
September06:30 am06:35 pm12:05 h
October06:13 am06:33 pm12:19 h
November06:06 am06:38 pm12:32 h
December06:12 am06:52 pm12:39 h

Where does the sun rise in East Timor?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Timor-Leste is Lospalos in the region of . There, the sun rises at 6:14 am and sets at 6:28 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Pante Makasar at 6:38 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. Dili lies on the 9th degree of southern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Timor-Leste it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. Timor-Leste is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:07 am06:43 pm11:36 h
New York (USA)06:51 am06:39 pm11:48 h
Sydney (Australia)06:29 am06:59 pm12:30 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:46 pm12:02 h
Moscow (Russia)06:32 am06:05 pm11:33 h
Shanghai (China)05:47 am05:40 pm11:53 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:26 am06:52 pm11:27 h

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