Sunrise and sunset in Australia

The times of sunrise and sunset in Australia are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Canberra is positioned near the 35 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 14:30 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Canberra lasts almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Canberra rises at 7:11. The early sunset at 17:01 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average lentgh of daylight in Canberra

Average lentgh of daylight in Canberra

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Australia

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 Australia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mandurah07:18 am05:21 pm10:04 hours
Perth07:16 am05:22 pm10:07 hours
Darwin07:06 am06:32 pm11:26 hours
Adelaide07:22 am05:14 pm9:52 hours
Ballarat07:38 am05:16 pm9:38 hours
Bendigo07:34 am05:16 pm9:42 hours
Geelong07:38 am05:12 pm9:34 hours
Melbourne07:34 am05:10 pm9:36 hours
Cairns06:44 am05:54 pm11:10 hours
Townsville06:45 am05:45 pm11:01 hours
Launceston07:37 am04:51 pm9:14 hours
Hobart07:40 am04:45 pm9:05 hours
Canberra07:11 am05:01 pm9:50 hours
Mackay06:39 am05:32 pm10:53 hours
Sydney06:59 am04:56 pm9:57 hours
Newcastle06:54 am04:56 pm10:02 hours
Toowoomba06:41 am05:08 pm10:27 hours
Brisbane06:37 am05:04 pm10:27 hours
Logan City06:37 am05:03 pm10:26 hours
Gold Coast06:36 am05:01 pm10:25 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:42 am09:35 pm16:54 hours
New York (USA)05:24 am08:32 pm15:08 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:33 am05:14 pm9:41 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:28 am06:29 pm13:02 hours
Moscow (Russia)03:43 am09:21 pm17:38 hours
Shanghai (China)04:50 am07:03 pm14:13 hours
Helsinki (Finland)03:52 am10:53 pm19:02 hours