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Sunset Laos

Sunrise and sunset in Laos

Sunrise today: 5:59 h
Sunset today: 17:55 h
(Times for Vientiane)

Sunrise and sunset times in Laos 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 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way round. In December, the night in Vientiane lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

In these days the sun in Vientiane rises at 5:59. The early sunset at 17:55 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Vientiane

Average length of day in Vientiane
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Laos

Sunset LaosThe 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 6th., localtime in Laos

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Lamam05:42 am05:40 pm11:58 h
Salavan05:43 am05:41 pm11:58 h
Champasak05:45 am05:43 pm11:58 h
Không05:45 am05:44 pm11:59 h
Pakxé05:45 am05:44 pm11:58 h
Thakhèk05:50 am05:47 pm11:56 h
Savannakhét05:50 am05:47 pm11:57 h
Xam Nua05:54 am05:49 pm11:54 h
Muang Pakxan05:55 am05:51 pm11:56 h
Muang Phônsavan05:57 am05:52 pm11:55 h
Phonsavan05:58 am05:52 pm11:55 h
Vientiane05:59 am05:55 pm11:56 h
Vangviang06:00 am05:56 pm11:55 h
Muang Phôn-Hông06:00 am05:56 pm11:56 h
Louangphabang06:02 am05:56 pm11:55 h
Phôngsali06:03 am05:56 pm11:53 h
Muang Xay06:03 am05:57 pm11:54 h
Sainyabuli06:03 am05:58 pm11:55 h
Ban Houakhoua06:09 am06:03 pm11:54 h
Ban Houayxay06:09 am06:03 pm11:54 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Vientiane)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:42 am05:55 pm11:12 h
February06:35 am06:11 pm11:36 h
March06:16 am06:20 pm12:04 h
April05:52 am06:27 pm12:35 h
May05:35 am06:36 pm13:01 h
June05:32 am06:47 pm13:14 h
July05:41 am06:49 pm13:09 h
August05:50 am06:37 pm12:47 h
September05:56 am06:13 pm12:17 h
October06:01 am05:49 pm11:47 h
November06:14 am05:34 pm11:20 h
December06:31 am05:37 pm11:06 h

Where does the sun rise in Laos?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Laos is Attapu in the region of Attapu. There, the sun rises at 5:41 am and sets at 5:40 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Ban Houayxay (Bokèo) at 6:03 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. Vientiane lies on the 18th degree of northern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator.While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Laos it only lasts an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 26 minutes in Vientiane, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:14 am06:34 pm11:20 h
New York (USA)06:55 am06:33 pm11:38 h
Sydney (Australia)06:24 am07:02 pm12:38 h
Manila (Philippines)05:45 am05:43 pm11:58 h
Moscow (Russia)06:40 am05:54 pm11:15 h
Shanghai (China)05:49 am05:35 pm11:46 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:35 am06:40 pm11:05 h

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