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Sunset Malaysia

Sunrise and sunset in Malaysia

Sunrise today: 6:58 h
Sunset today: 19:05 h
(Times for Kuala Lumpur)

Sunrise and sunset in Malaysia do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:20 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Kuala Lumpur lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Kuala Lumpur rises at 6:58. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:05 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Kuala Lumpur

Average length of day in Kuala Lumpur
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Malaysia

Sunset MalaysiaThe 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 4th., localtime in Malaysia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Sandakan05:53 am05:59 pm12:05 h
Kota Kinabalu06:01 am06:07 pm12:05 h
Sibu06:17 am06:25 pm12:07 h
Kuching06:23 am06:31 pm12:08 h
Johor Bahru06:49 am06:57 pm12:08 h
Kuantan06:52 am06:58 pm12:07 h
Kuala Terengganu06:53 am06:59 pm12:06 h
Batu Pahat06:53 am07:00 pm12:08 h
Malacca06:56 am07:03 pm12:08 h
Kota Bharu06:57 am07:02 pm12:05 h
Seremban06:57 am07:04 pm12:07 h
Kuala Lumpur06:58 am07:05 pm12:07 h
Petaling Jaya06:58 am07:05 pm12:07 h
Kampung Baru Subang06:59 am07:06 pm12:07 h
Shah Alam06:59 am07:06 pm12:07 h
Klang06:59 am07:06 pm12:07 h
Ipoh07:01 am07:07 pm12:06 h
Taiping07:02 am07:08 pm12:06 h
Sungai Petani07:04 am07:09 pm12:05 h
George Town07:04 am07:10 pm12:06 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Kuala Lumpur)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:22 am07:22 pm11:60 h
February07:25 am07:29 pm12:03 h
March07:18 am07:26 pm12:08 h
April07:06 am07:19 pm12:13 h
May07:00 am07:18 pm12:18 h
June07:03 am07:23 pm12:20 h
July07:09 am07:28 pm12:19 h
August07:10 am07:25 pm12:15 h
September07:03 am07:13 pm12:10 h
October06:56 am07:01 pm12:05 h
November06:57 am06:58 pm12:01 h
December07:08 am07:07 pm11:59 h

Where does the sun rise in Malaysia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Malaysia is Semporna in the region of Sabah. There, the sun rises at 5:51 am and sets at 5:57 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kuah (Kedah) at 7:11 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. Kuala Lumpur lies on the 3rd degree of northern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Malaysia it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. Malaysia 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)07:11 am06:39 pm11:28 h
New York (USA)06:53 am06:36 pm11:43 h
Sydney (Australia)06:27 am07:00 pm12:34 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:44 pm12:00 h
Moscow (Russia)06:36 am06:00 pm11:24 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am05:37 pm11:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:31 am06:46 pm11:16 h

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