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Sunset Christmas Island

Sunrise and sunset on Christmas Island

Sunrise today: 6:03 h
Sunset today: 17:43 h
(Times for Flying Fish Cove)

Times for sunrise and sunset on Christmas Island 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 12:50 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Flying Fish Cove lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Flying Fish Cove rises at 6:03. The early sunset at 17:43 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Flying Fish Cove

Average length of day in Flying Fish Cove
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Christmas Island

Sunset Christmas IslandThe 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 on Christmas Island

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Flying Fish Cove06:03 am05:43 pm11:40 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Flying Fish Cove)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:45 am06:27 pm12:42 h
February05:57 am06:25 pm12:28 h
March06:00 am06:12 pm12:12 h
April06:00 am05:54 pm11:55 h
May06:03 am05:43 pm11:41 h
June06:11 am05:44 pm11:33 h
July06:15 am05:51 pm11:36 h
August06:07 am05:55 pm11:48 h
September05:50 am05:54 pm12:04 h
October05:32 am05:53 pm12:22 h
November05:22 am06:00 pm12:38 h
December05:29 am06:15 pm12:46 h



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. Flying Fish Cove lies on the 10th degree of southern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, on Christmas Island it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Christmas Island is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

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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