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Sunset Laos

Sunrise and sunset in Laos

Sunrise today: 6:40 h
Sunset today: 18:07 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. A December night in Vientiane lasts almost 13 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Vientiane rises at 6:40. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:07 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'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 Laos

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Không06:22 am05:58 pm11:36 h
Pakxé06:23 am05:57 pm11:34 h
Thakhèk06:30 am05:58 pm11:28 h
Savannakhét06:29 am06:00 pm11:30 h
Xam Nua06:37 am05:58 pm11:21 h
Muang Pakxan06:36 am06:02 pm11:26 h
Muang Phônsavan06:39 am06:02 pm11:23 h
Phonsavan06:39 am06:02 pm11:23 h
Vientiane06:40 am06:07 pm11:27 h
Vangviang06:41 am06:06 pm11:25 h
Louangphabang06:44 am06:06 pm11:22 h
Phôngsali06:46 am06:04 pm11:18 h
Muang Xay06:45 am06:06 pm11:20 h
Sainyabuli06:45 am06:08 pm11:24 h
Ban Houakhoua06:51 am06:12 pm11:21 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Vientiane)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:42 am05:54 pm11:12 h
February06:35 am06:11 pm11:36 h
March06:16 am06:20 pm12:03 h
April05:52 am06:27 pm12:35 h
May05:35 am06:36 pm13:01 h
June05:32 am06:47 pm13:14 h
July05:41 am06:50 pm13:09 h
August05:50 am06:37 pm12:47 h
September05:56 am06:13 pm12:17 h
October06:01 am05:49 pm11:47 h
November06:13 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 6:19 am and sets at 5:53 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Ban Houayxay (Bokèo) at 18:12.


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. 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 lasts only 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)07:39 am05:01 pm9:21 h
New York (USA)07:00 am05:19 pm10:19 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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