Sunset Turkey

Sunrise and sunset in Turkey

Sunrise today: 6:38 h
Sunset today: 19:09 h
(Times for Ankara)

Sunrise and sunset times in Turkey 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 15 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Ankara lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 3 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Ankara rises at 6:38. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:09 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Ankara

Average length of day in Ankara
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Turkey

Sunset TurkeyThe 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 March 28th., localtime in Turkey

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Diyarbakir06:09 am06:39 pm12:30 h
Gaziantep06:21 am06:50 pm12:29 h
Kayseri06:28 am06:58 pm12:30 h
Adana06:29 am06:58 pm12:29 h
Mercin06:32 am07:01 pm12:29 h
Çankaya06:38 am07:09 pm12:31 h
Ankara06:38 am07:09 pm12:31 h
Konya06:40 am07:10 pm12:30 h
Antalya06:47 am07:16 pm12:29 h
Eskisehir06:47 am07:18 pm12:31 h
Gebze06:51 am07:23 pm12:32 h
Bursa06:53 am07:24 pm12:32 h
Istanbul06:53 am07:25 pm12:32 h
Bagcilar06:53 am07:25 pm12:32 h
Izmir07:01 am07:31 pm12:30 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Ankara)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:06 am05:48 pm9:42 h
February07:40 am06:25 pm10:45 h
March06:59 am06:56 pm11:57 h
April06:09 am07:27 pm13:18 h
May05:32 am07:57 pm14:25 h
June05:17 am08:20 pm15:02 h
July05:30 am08:18 pm14:47 h
August05:58 am07:47 pm13:49 h
September06:27 am06:59 pm12:32 h
October06:57 am06:11 pm11:14 h
November07:31 am05:34 pm10:03 h
December08:01 am05:25 pm9:25 h

Where does the sun rise in Turkey?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Turkey is Semdinli in Region Eastern Anatolia. There, the sun rises at 5:52 am and sets at 6:21 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Gökçeada (Marmara region) at 19:37.

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. Ankara lies on the 40th 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 Turkey, this period averages 34 minutes. In June, it's about 36 minutes in Ankara, while in December it's 31 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:48 am07:34 pm12:46 h
New York (USA)06:46 am07:16 pm12:30 h
Sydney (Australia)07:02 am06:58 pm11:55 h
Manila (Philippines)05:53 am06:08 pm12:15 h
Moscow (Russia)06:09 am06:59 pm12:51 h
Shanghai (China)05:47 am06:11 pm12:24 h
Helsinki (Finland)06:55 am07:55 pm12:59 h

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