Sunset North Korea

Sunrise and sunset in North Korea

Sunrise today: 5:10 h
Sunset today: 19:59 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.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Pyongyang starts already at 5:10 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:59 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Pyongyang

Average length of day in Pyongyang
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

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 June 4th., localtime in North Korea

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Chongjin04:45 am07:52 pm15:07 h
Hyesan04:53 am07:57 pm15:04 h
Hungnam05:00 am07:54 pm14:54 h
Hamhung05:00 am07:55 pm14:55 h
Wonsan05:03 am07:53 pm14:50 h
Kanggye05:01 am08:02 pm15:01 h
Kaesong05:10 am07:53 pm14:43 h
Sariwon05:12 am07:58 pm14:46 h
Pyongyang05:10 am07:59 pm14:49 h
Haeju05:13 am07:57 pm14:43 h
Anju05:09 am08:01 pm14:53 h
Songnim05:11 am07:59 pm14:47 h
Namp’o05:12 am08:00 pm14:47 h
Kusong05:09 am08:04 pm14:55 h
Sinuiju05:12 am08:08 pm14:56 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

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)04:45 am09:24 pm16:39 h
New York (USA)05:24 am08:23 pm14:59 h
Sydney (Australia)06:51 am04:55 pm10:03 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:23 pm12:59 h
Moscow (Russia)03:47 am09:07 pm17:20 h
Shanghai (China)04:48 am06:56 pm14:07 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:00 am10:36 pm18:37 h

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