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Sunrise and sunset in North Korea

Sunrise today: 7:44 h
Sunset today: 17:55 h
(Times for Pyongyang)

Sunrise and sunset times in North Korea 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 15 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Pyongyang lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Pyongyang rises at 7:44. The early sunset at 17:55 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Pyongyang

Average length of day in Pyongyang
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of North Korea

Sunset North KoreaThe 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 January 29th., localtime in North Korea

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Chongjin07:35 am05:32 pm9:58 h
Hyesan07:40 am05:40 pm9:60 h
Hungnam07:39 am05:45 pm10:07 h
Hamhung07:39 am05:45 pm10:06 h
Wonsan07:38 am05:47 pm10:10 h
Kanggye07:45 am05:47 pm10:02 h
Kaesong07:39 am05:54 pm10:15 h
Sariwon07:43 am05:56 pm10:12 h
Pyongyang07:44 am05:55 pm10:10 h
Haeju07:43 am05:57 pm10:14 h
Anju07:46 am05:54 pm10:08 h
Songnim07:44 am05:56 pm10:11 h
Namp’o07:45 am05:57 pm10:11 h
Kusong07:49 am05:54 pm10:06 h
Sinuiju07:52 am05:58 pm10:05 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Pyongyang)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:53 am05:39 pm9:46 h
February07:27 am06:14 pm10:47 h
March06:47 am06:44 pm11:57 h
April05:59 am07:14 pm13:15 h
May05:23 am07:43 pm14:21 h
June05:09 am08:05 pm14:57 h
July05:21 am08:04 pm14:42 h
August05:48 am07:34 pm13:46 h
September06:16 am06:48 pm12:32 h
October06:44 am06:01 pm11:17 h
November07:17 am05:25 pm10:07 h
December07:46 am05:16 pm9:30 h

Where does the sun rise in North Korea?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in North Korea is Ungsang-nodongjagu in the region of Rason. There, the sun rises at 7:33 am and sets at 5:28 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Sinuiju (P'yongan-bukto) at 17:58.


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. Pyongyang lies on the 39th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in North Korea, this period averages 33 minutes. In June, it's about 36 minutes in Pyongyang, while in December it's 31 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:50 am04:47 pm8:57 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:09 pm10:02 h
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am08:04 pm13:52 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:54 pm11:31 h
Moscow (Russia)08:26 am04:58 pm8:31 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:27 pm10:40 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:39 am04:26 pm7:47 h

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