Sunrise and sunset in Iraq

The times of sunrise and sunset in Iraq 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 14:20 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 Baghdad last almost 15 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Baghdad starts already at 5:23 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:50 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Baghdad

Average lentgh of daylight in Baghdad

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Iraq

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 August 14th., localtime in Iraq

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dihok05:23 am07:02 pm13:39 hours
Mosul05:23 am07:00 pm13:37 hours
Ramadi05:27 am06:55 pm13:28 hours
Al Fallujah05:25 am06:53 pm13:28 hours
Samarra'05:23 am06:54 pm13:30 hours
Erbil05:20 am06:57 pm13:37 hours
Karbala05:25 am06:51 pm13:25 hours
Abu Ghurayb05:24 am06:51 pm13:28 hours
An Najaf05:25 am06:49 pm13:24 hours
Kirkuk05:19 am06:54 pm13:34 hours
Baghdad05:23 am06:50 pm13:28 hours
Al Hillah05:24 am06:49 pm13:25 hours
Baqubah05:21 am06:50 pm13:29 hours
Ad Diwaniyah05:23 am06:46 pm13:24 hours
As Samawah05:22 am06:44 pm13:22 hours
As Sulaymaniyah05:15 am06:50 pm13:35 hours
Al Kut05:18 am06:43 pm13:25 hours
An Nasiriyah05:19 am06:40 pm13:21 hours
Al `Amarah05:14 am06:37 pm13:23 hours
Al Basrah05:13 am06:33 pm13:19 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:46 am08:35 pm14:50 hours
New York (USA)06:04 am07:56 pm13:51 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:34 am05:25 pm10:52 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:40 am06:20 pm12:40 hours
Moscow (Russia)04:58 am08:10 pm15:12 hours
Shanghai (China)05:17 am06:39 pm13:22 hours
Helsinki (Finland)05:29 am09:19 pm15:50 hours