Sunset Saudi Arabia

Sunrise and sunset in Saudi Arabia

Sunrise today: 5:02 h
Sunset today: 18:38 h
(Times for Riyadh)

Sunrise and sunset times in Saudi Arabia 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 13:40 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Riyadh lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Riyadh starts already at 5:02 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:38 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Riyadh

Average length of day in Riyadh
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Saudi Arabia

Sunset Saudi ArabiaThe 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 May 31st., localtime in Saudi Arabia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dammam04:45 am06:28 pm13:43 h
Al Jubayl04:46 am06:31 pm13:45 h
Al Mubarraz04:49 am06:28 pm13:39 h
Al Hufuf04:50 am06:28 pm13:39 h
Riyadh05:02 am06:38 pm13:36 h
Najran05:27 am06:35 pm13:08 h
Buraydah05:10 am06:53 pm13:43 h
Khamis Mushait05:31 am06:42 pm13:11 h
Abha05:32 am06:43 pm13:11 h
Hayil05:17 am07:04 pm13:48 h
Ta’if05:34 am06:57 pm13:22 h
Mecca05:36 am06:59 pm13:23 h
Medina05:31 am07:06 pm13:35 h
Jeddah05:39 am07:02 pm13:23 h
Tabuk05:35 am07:27 pm13:51 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Riyadh)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:38 am05:26 pm10:49 h
February06:26 am05:48 pm11:22 h
March06:01 am06:02 pm12:02 h
April05:30 am06:16 pm12:46 h
May05:08 am06:30 pm13:23 h
June05:02 am06:44 pm13:42 h
July05:11 am06:46 pm13:34 h
August05:26 am06:29 pm13:03 h
September05:37 am05:58 pm12:21 h
October05:49 am05:28 pm11:38 h
November06:07 am05:07 pm10:60 h
December06:28 am05:07 pm10:40 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. Riyadh lies on the 25th 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 Saudi Arabia, this period averages 27 minutes. In June, it's about 28 minutes in Riyadh, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:48 am09:19 pm16:32 h
New York (USA)05:26 am08:20 pm14:54 h
Sydney (Australia)06:49 am04:56 pm10:07 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:22 pm12:58 h
Moscow (Russia)03:51 am09:02 pm17:11 h
Shanghai (China)04:49 am06:53 pm14:04 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:05 am10:29 pm18:24 h

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