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Sunset Yemen

Sunrise and sunset in Yemen

Sunrise today: 5:32 h
Sunset today: 18:26 h
(Times for Sanaa)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Yemen won't differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. So in summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to south, but without much change in the distance. E.g. in the Nordic countries of Europe the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 13 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Sanaa lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Sanaa rises at 5:32. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:26 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Sanaa

Average length of day in Sanaa
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Yemen

Sunset YemenThe 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 Yemen

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Al Mukalla05:13 am06:05 pm12:52 h
Ataq05:23 am06:15 pm12:52 h
Al Bayda'05:28 am06:19 pm12:50 h
Adan05:32 am06:19 pm12:47 h
Lahij05:33 am06:20 pm12:47 h
Dhamar05:32 am06:24 pm12:52 h
Yarim05:33 am06:24 pm12:51 h
Sayyan05:32 am06:26 pm12:54 h
Sahar05:31 am06:26 pm12:54 h
Sanaa05:32 am06:26 pm12:55 h
Ibb05:34 am06:24 pm12:50 h
Dhi as Sufal05:35 am06:24 pm12:50 h
Ta‘izz05:35 am06:24 pm12:49 h
'Amran05:32 am06:28 pm12:56 h
Sa'dah05:31 am06:31 pm12:60 h
Hajjah05:34 am06:29 pm12:56 h
Bayt al Faqih05:37 am06:29 pm12:52 h
Zabid05:37 am06:28 pm12:51 h
Bajil05:36 am06:30 pm12:54 h
Al Hudaydah05:38 am06:31 pm12:53 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Sanaa)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:31 am05:53 pm11:21 h
February06:26 am06:07 pm11:41 h
March06:09 am06:14 pm12:05 h
April05:47 am06:18 pm12:31 h
May05:33 am06:25 pm12:53 h
June05:31 am06:35 pm13:04 h
July05:39 am06:38 pm12:60 h
August05:47 am06:28 pm12:41 h
September05:50 am06:06 pm12:16 h
October05:53 am05:44 pm11:50 h
November06:04 am05:31 pm11:27 h
December06:20 am05:36 pm11:16 h

Where does the sun rise in Yemen?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Yemen is Hadibu in the region of Muhafazat Hadramawt. There, the sun rises at 4:57 am and sets at 5:43 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Al Hudaydah (Muhafazat al Hudaydah) at 6:31 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. Sanaa lies on the 15th degree of northern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator.While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Yemen it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Sanaa, while in December it's 23 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:34 am08:10 pm14:36 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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