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Sunset South Korea

Sunrise and sunset in South Korea

Sunrise today: 5:19 h
Sunset today: 19:37 h
(Times for Seoul)

The times of sunrise and sunset in South Korea are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 14:50 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Seoul last almost 15 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Seoul starts already at 5:19 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:37 Uhr in the early evening.


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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 course. Since the orbit of the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for May 18th., localtime in South Korea

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Pohang05:13 am07:24 pm14:12 h
Ulsan05:14 am07:23 pm14:09 h
Busan05:16 am07:23 pm14:07 h
Changwon05:17 am07:25 pm14:08 h
Daegu05:16 am07:27 pm14:11 h
Cheongju05:19 am07:33 pm14:14 h
Daejeon05:20 am07:33 pm14:13 h
Jeonju05:22 am07:33 pm14:11 h
Seongnam05:18 am07:37 pm14:18 h
Uijeongbu05:18 am07:38 pm14:20 h
Suwon05:19 am07:37 pm14:18 h
Seoul05:19 am07:37 pm14:19 h
Anyang05:19 am07:37 pm14:18 h
Gwangju05:24 am07:32 pm14:08 h
Goyang05:19 am07:38 pm14:19 h
Ansan05:20 am07:38 pm14:18 h
Hwaseong05:20 am07:37 pm14:17 h
Bucheon05:19 am07:38 pm14:19 h
Incheon05:20 am07:38 pm14:18 h
Jeju05:30 am07:30 pm14:00 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Seoul)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:44 am05:38 pm9:54 h
February07:20 am06:12 pm10:52 h
March06:42 am06:39 pm11:58 h
April05:56 am07:08 pm13:12 h
May05:21 am07:35 pm14:14 h
June05:08 am07:56 pm14:48 h
July05:21 am07:54 pm14:34 h
August05:46 am07:26 pm13:41 h
September06:12 am06:42 pm12:30 h
October06:38 am05:57 pm11:19 h
November07:10 am05:23 pm10:13 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 5:13 am and sets at 7:24 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Sinan (Jeollanam-do) at 7:35 pm.


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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Seoul lies on the 38th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in South Korea this period averages 30 minutes. In June, it's about 31 minutes in Seoul, while in December it's 29 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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