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Sunset Laos

Sunrise and sunset in Laos

Sunrise today: 5:34 h
Sunset today: 18:37 h
(Times for Vientiane)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Laos 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 13:10 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Vientiane last almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Vientiane rises at 5:34. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:37 Uhr in the early evening.


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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 May 17th., localtime in Laos

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Lamam05:22 am06:16 pm12:54 h
Salavan05:23 am06:18 pm12:55 h
Champasak05:26 am06:19 pm12:52 h
Không05:27 am06:18 pm12:50 h
Pakxé05:26 am06:19 pm12:53 h
Thakhèk05:26 am06:27 pm13:00 h
Savannakhét05:28 am06:26 pm12:58 h
Xam Nua05:25 am06:35 pm13:10 h
Muang Pakxan05:30 am06:33 pm13:03 h
Muang Phônsavan05:30 am06:36 pm13:07 h
Phonsavan05:30 am06:37 pm13:07 h
Vientiane05:34 am06:37 pm13:02 h
Vangviang05:34 am06:39 pm13:05 h
Muang Phôn-Hông05:34 am06:38 pm13:04 h
Louangphabang05:33 am06:41 pm13:08 h
Phôngsali05:30 am06:45 pm13:14 h
Muang Xay05:32 am06:43 pm13:11 h
Sainyabuli05:36 am06:42 pm13:06 h
Ban Houakhoua05:39 am06:49 pm13:09 h
Ban Houayxay05:39 am06:49 pm13:10 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 5:22 am and sets at 6:15 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Ban Houayxay (Bokèo) at 6:49 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 24 minutes. Laos 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)05:04 am09:00 pm15:56 h
New York (USA)05:36 am08:08 pm14:33 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:23 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:11 am08:40 pm16:28 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:33 am10:00 pm17:27 h

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