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Sunset Palestine

Sunrise and sunset in Palestine

Sunrise today: 6:33 h
Sunset today: 17:11 h
(Times for Ramallah)

Sunrise and sunset times in Palestine 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 14:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Ramallah lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Ramallah rises at 6:33. The early sunset at 17:11 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Ramallah

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and October shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Ramallah
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Palestine

Sunset PalestineThe 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 Palestine

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Nablus06:33 am05:10 pm10:37 h
Al Birah06:33 am05:11 pm10:38 h
Ramallah06:33 am05:11 pm10:38 h
Yuta06:32 am05:12 pm10:40 h
Hebron06:32 am05:12 pm10:39 h
Tulkarm06:34 am05:11 pm10:37 h
Qalqilyah06:34 am05:11 pm10:37 h
Bayt Hanun06:35 am05:14 pm10:39 h
Bayt Lahya06:35 am05:14 pm10:39 h
Jabalya06:35 am05:14 pm10:39 h
Gaza06:35 am05:14 pm10:40 h
An Nusayrat06:35 am05:15 pm10:40 h
Dayr al Balah06:35 am05:15 pm10:40 h
Khan Yunis06:35 am05:15 pm10:40 h
Rafah06:35 am05:16 pm10:40 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Ramallah)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:38 am04:58 pm10:20 h
February06:20 am05:26 pm11:06 h
March05:48 am05:47 pm11:60 h
April06:09 am07:09 pm12:60 h
May05:40 am07:30 pm13:49 h
June05:31 am07:47 pm14:16 h
July05:42 am07:47 pm14:05 h
August06:02 am07:25 pm13:23 h
September06:21 am06:47 pm12:26 h
October06:41 am06:08 pm11:28 h
November06:06 am04:41 pm10:35 h
December06:30 am04:37 pm10:08 h

Where does the sun rise in Palestine?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Palestine is Az Zubaydat in the region of West Bank. There, the sun rises at 6:32 am and sets at 5:09 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Rafah (Gaza Strip) at 17:16.


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. Ramallah lies on the 32nd 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 Palestine, this period averages 29 minutes. In June, it's about 31 minutes in Ramallah, while in December it's 28 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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