Sunset Turkey

Sunrise and sunset in Turkey

Sunrise today: 5:20 h
Sunset today: 20:22 h
(Times for Ankara)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Turkey 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 15 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 Ankara last almost 15 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Ankara starts already at 5:20 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:22 in the 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 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 June 26th., localtime in Turkey

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Diyarbakir04:56 am07:47 pm14:50 h
Sanliurfa05:04 am07:50 pm14:46 h
Gaziantep05:10 am07:55 pm14:45 h
Samsun05:01 am08:13 pm15:12 h
Kayseri05:13 am08:08 pm14:55 h
Adana05:19 am08:03 pm14:45 h
Mercin05:22 am08:06 pm14:43 h
Çankaya05:20 am08:22 pm15:03 h
Ankara05:20 am08:22 pm15:03 h
Konya05:28 am08:17 pm14:50 h
Antalya05:38 am08:22 pm14:44 h
Eskisehir05:29 am08:31 pm15:02 h
Gebze05:30 am08:39 pm15:09 h
Denizli05:41 am08:31 pm14:49 h
Bursa05:34 am08:38 pm15:05 h
Üsküdar05:31 am08:41 pm15:10 h
Istanbul05:31 am08:42 pm15:10 h
Bahçelievler05:32 am08:42 pm15:10 h
Bagcilar05:32 am08:42 pm15:10 h
Izmir05:47 am08:40 pm14:53 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Ankara)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:06 am05:49 pm9:42 h
February07:39 am06:25 pm10:46 h
March06:58 am06:56 pm11:58 h
April06:09 am07:27 pm13:18 h
May05:31 am07:57 pm14:26 h
June05:17 am08:20 pm15:03 h
July05:31 am08:18 pm14:47 h
August05:58 am07:47 pm13:48 h
September06:28 am06:59 pm12:31 h
October06:57 am06:11 pm11:14 h
November07:31 am05:34 pm10:02 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 the region of Eastern Anatolia. There, the sun rises at 4:41 am and sets at 7:27 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Gökçeada (Marmara region) at 8:51 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. Ankara lies on the 40th 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 Turkey this period averages 32 minutes. In June, it's about 33 minutes in Ankara, while in December it's 30 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:42 am09:35 pm16:53 h
New York (USA)05:24 am08:32 pm15:08 h
Sydney (Australia)06:59 am04:56 pm9:57 h
Manila (Philippines)05:28 am06:29 pm13:02 h
Moscow (Russia)03:43 am09:21 pm17:37 h
Shanghai (China)04:50 am07:03 pm14:13 h
Helsinki (Finland)03:52 am10:53 pm19:01 h

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