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Sunset Israel

Sunrise and sunset in Israel

Sunrise today: 6:28 h
Sunset today: 17:17 h
(Times for Jerusalem)

Sunrise and sunset times in Israel 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 14:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Jerusalem lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Jerusalem rises at 6:28. The early sunset at 17:17 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Jerusalem

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and October shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Jerusalem
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Israel

Sunset IsraelThe 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 February 5th., localtime in Israel

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Jerusalem06:28 am05:17 pm10:49 h
Bet Shemesh06:29 am05:18 pm10:50 h
Haifa06:30 am05:17 pm10:46 h
Petah Tiqwa06:30 am05:18 pm10:48 h
Netanya06:30 am05:18 pm10:48 h
Bené Beraq06:30 am05:18 pm10:48 h
Herzliyya06:30 am05:18 pm10:48 h
Ramat Gan06:30 am05:18 pm10:48 h
Beersheba06:29 am05:20 pm10:51 h
Rishon LeZiyyon06:30 am05:19 pm10:49 h
Tel Aviv06:30 am05:19 pm10:48 h
Holon06:30 am05:19 pm10:49 h
Bat Yam06:30 am05:19 pm10:49 h
Ashdod06:30 am05:20 pm10:49 h
Ashqelon06:30 am05:20 pm10:50 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Jerusalem)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:38 am04:58 pm10:21 h
February06:19 am05:26 pm11:07 h
March05:48 am05:47 pm11:60 h
April06:09 am07:08 pm12:59 h
May05:41 am07:29 pm13:49 h
June05:31 am07:47 pm14:15 h
July05:42 am07:47 pm14:05 h
August06:02 am07:24 pm13:22 h
September06:21 am06:47 pm12:25 h
October06:40 am06:09 pm11:28 h
November06:05 am04:41 pm10:36 h
December06:29 am04:38 pm10:08 h

Where does the sun rise in Israel?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Israel is Metulla in the region of Northern District. There, the sun rises at 6:29 am and sets at 5:13 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Ashqelon (Southern District) at 17:20.


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. Jerusalem lies on the 32nd 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 Israel, this period averages 29 minutes. In June, it's about 31 minutes in Jerusalem, while in December it's 28 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:39 am05:01 pm9:21 h
New York (USA)07:01 am05:18 pm10:17 h
Sydney (Australia)06:18 am07:59 pm13:40 h
Manila (Philippines)06:22 am05:57 pm11:35 h
Moscow (Russia)08:13 am05:13 pm8:59 h
Shanghai (China)06:42 am05:33 pm10:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:23 am04:45 pm8:22 h

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