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Sunset Taiwan

Sunrise and sunset in Taiwan

Sunrise today: 6:36 h
Sunset today: 17:37 h
(Times for Taipei)

Sunrise and sunset times in Taiwan 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 Taipei lasts almost 14 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.

During these days, the sun in Taipei rises at 6:36. The early sunset at 17:37 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Taipei

Average length of day in Taipei
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Taiwan

Sunset TaiwanThe 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 Taiwan

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Yilan06:35 am05:36 pm11:01 h
Keelung06:35 am05:36 pm11:00 h
Hualian06:34 am05:38 pm11:04 h
Taipei06:36 am05:37 pm11:00 h
Banqiao06:36 am05:37 pm11:01 h
Taoyuan City06:37 am05:38 pm11:01 h
Daxi06:37 am05:38 pm11:01 h
Taitung City06:34 am05:42 pm11:07 h
Puli06:37 am05:41 pm11:04 h
Hsinchu06:38 am05:39 pm11:01 h
Taichung06:38 am05:41 pm11:03 h
Nantou06:38 am05:42 pm11:04 h
Douliu06:38 am05:43 pm11:05 h
Kaohsiung06:37 am05:45 pm11:08 h
Tainan06:38 am05:45 pm11:07 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Taipei)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:39 am05:26 pm10:47 h
February06:27 am05:48 pm11:21 h
March06:02 am06:03 pm12:01 h
April05:30 am06:17 pm12:46 h
May05:08 am06:32 pm13:24 h
June05:02 am06:46 pm13:44 h
July05:11 am06:47 pm13:36 h
August05:26 am06:30 pm13:04 h
September05:38 am06:00 pm12:21 h
October05:50 am05:28 pm11:38 h
November06:08 am05:07 pm10:59 h
December06:29 am05:07 pm10:38 h

Where does the sun rise in Taiwan?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Taiwan is Yilan in the region of Taiwan. There, the sun rises at 6:35 am and sets at 5:36 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Jincheng (Fukien) at 17:50.


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. Taipei 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 Taiwan, this period averages 27 minutes. In June, it's about 28 minutes in Taipei, while in December it's 26 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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