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Sunset Maldives

Sunrise and sunset on the Maldives

Sunrise today: 5:51 h
Sunset today: 17:57 h
(Times for Malé)

Sunrise and sunset on the Maldives 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 Malé lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Malé rises at 5:51. The early sunset at 17:57 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Malé

Average length of day in Malé
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Maldives

Sunset MaldivesThe 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 on the Maldives

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Muli05:50 am05:58 pm12:07 h
Felidhoo05:51 am05:57 pm12:07 h
Malé05:51 am05:57 pm12:06 h
Fonadhoo05:50 am05:58 pm12:08 h
Viligili05:50 am05:59 pm12:08 h
Fuvahmulah05:50 am05:59 pm12:09 h
Manadhoo05:52 am05:57 pm12:05 h
Naifaru05:52 am05:58 pm12:06 h
Funadhoo05:53 am05:58 pm12:05 h
Meedhoo05:51 am06:00 pm12:09 h
Dhidhdhoo05:53 am05:58 pm12:05 h
Veymandoo05:52 am06:00 pm12:07 h
Hithadhoo05:51 am06:01 pm12:09 h
Eydhafushi05:53 am05:59 pm12:06 h
Kulhudhuffushi05:54 am05:58 pm12:05 h
Ugoofaaru05:53 am05:59 pm12:05 h
Mahibadhoo05:53 am06:00 pm12:07 h
Thinadhoo05:52 am06:01 pm12:09 h
Kudahuvadhoo05:53 am06:00 pm12:07 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Malé)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:17 am06:13 pm11:57 h
February06:19 am06:20 pm12:02 h
March06:11 am06:18 pm12:08 h
April05:58 am06:13 pm12:15 h
May05:51 am06:12 pm12:21 h
June05:54 am06:18 pm12:24 h
July06:00 am06:23 pm12:23 h
August06:01 am06:19 pm12:17 h
September05:55 am06:06 pm12:11 h
October05:49 am05:53 pm12:04 h
November05:51 am05:49 pm11:58 h
December06:03 am05:58 pm11:55 h

Where does the sun rise on the Maldives?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city on the Maldives is Muli in the region of Meemu Atoll. There, the sun rises at 5:50 am and sets at 5:58 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kudahuvadhoo (Dhaalu Atoll) at 6:00 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. Malé lies on the 4th 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, on the Maldives it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. The Maldives 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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