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Sunset South Korea

Sunrise and sunset in South Korea

Sunrise today: 7:37 h
Sunset today: 17:52 h
(Times for Seoul)

Sunrise and sunset times in South 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 14:50 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Seoul lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Seoul rises at 7:37. The early sunset at 17:52 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Seoul

Average length of day in Seoul
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of South Korea

Sunset South 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 28th., localtime in South Korea

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Ulsan07:24 am05:46 pm10:23 h
Busan07:24 am05:48 pm10:24 h
Daegu07:27 am05:49 pm10:21 h
Cheongju07:33 am05:51 pm10:18 h
Daejeon07:33 am05:52 pm10:19 h
Jeonju07:33 am05:54 pm10:21 h
Seongnam07:36 am05:51 pm10:15 h
Suwon07:37 am05:52 pm10:15 h
Seoul07:37 am05:52 pm10:14 h
Anyang07:37 am05:52 pm10:15 h
Gwangju07:33 am05:57 pm10:24 h
Goyang07:38 am05:52 pm10:14 h
Ansan07:37 am05:53 pm10:15 h
Bucheon07:38 am05:52 pm10:15 h
Incheon07:38 am05:53 pm10:15 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Seoul)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:44 am05:38 pm9:54 h
February07:20 am06:11 pm10:51 h
March06:42 am06:39 pm11:57 h
April05:56 am07:08 pm13:12 h
May05:21 am07:35 pm14:14 h
June05:08 am07:56 pm14:48 h
July05:20 am07:55 pm14:34 h
August05:46 am07:27 pm13:41 h
September06:12 am06:42 pm12:31 h
October06:38 am05:57 pm11:19 h
November07:09 am05:23 pm10:14 h
December07:37 am05:16 pm9:38 h

Where does the sun rise in South Korea?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in South Korea is Pohang in the region of Gyeongsangbuk-do. There, the sun rises at 7:25 am and sets at 5:45 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Sinan (Jeollanam-do) at 18:01.


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. Seoul lies on the 38th 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 South Korea, this period averages 32 minutes. In June, it's about 34 minutes in Seoul, while in December it's 30 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:52 am04:46 pm8:54 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:08 pm9:60 h
Sydney (Australia)06:10 am08:05 pm13:54 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:28 am04:56 pm8:27 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:39 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:41 am04:24 pm7:42 h

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