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Sunset Syria

Sunrise and sunset in Syria

Sunrise today: 7:30 h
Sunset today: 18:05 h
(Times for Damascus)

Sunrise and sunset times in Syria 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 14:30 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Damascus lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Damascus rises at 7:30. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:05 in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Damascus

Average length of day in Damascus
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Syria

Sunset SyriaThe 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 31st., localtime in Syria

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Deir ez-Zor07:18 am05:47 pm10:29 h
Ar Raqqah07:24 am05:50 pm10:27 h
Ath Thawrah07:25 am05:52 pm10:27 h
Al Bab07:30 am05:55 pm10:25 h
As Safirah07:30 am05:56 pm10:26 h
Aleppo07:31 am05:57 pm10:26 h
As Salamiyah07:30 am06:00 pm10:30 h
Hamah07:31 am06:01 pm10:30 h
Homs07:30 am06:02 pm10:31 h
Idlib07:33 am06:00 pm10:27 h
Douma07:30 am06:05 pm10:35 h
Damascus07:30 am06:05 pm10:36 h
Dar'a07:29 am06:08 pm10:39 h
Tartouss07:34 am06:05 pm10:31 h
Latakia07:36 am06:04 pm10:28 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Damascus)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:37 am05:50 pm10:13 h
February07:17 am06:20 pm11:02 h
March06:44 am06:43 pm11:59 h
April06:03 am07:06 pm13:03 h
May05:33 am07:29 pm13:56 h
June05:22 am07:47 pm14:25 h
July05:34 am07:47 pm14:13 h
August05:55 am07:23 pm13:27 h
September06:16 am06:43 pm12:27 h
October06:38 am06:03 pm11:25 h
November07:04 am05:33 pm10:29 h
December07:29 am05:29 pm9:60 h

Where does the sun rise in Syria?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Syria is Albu Kamal in the region of Deir ez-Zor. There, the sun rises at 7:13 am and sets at 5:45 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Latakia at 18:04.


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. Damascus lies on the 34th 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 Syria, this period averages 30 minutes. In June, it's about 32 minutes in Damascus, while in December it's 29 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:47 am04:51 pm9:04 h
New York (USA)07:06 am05:12 pm10:06 h
Sydney (Australia)06:13 am08:03 pm13:49 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:55 pm11:32 h
Moscow (Russia)08:23 am05:02 pm8:39 h
Shanghai (China)06:45 am05:29 pm10:43 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:35 am04:32 pm7:57 h

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