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Sunset Cocos Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Cocos Islands

Sunrise today: 5:54 h
Sunset today: 18:36 h
(Times for West Island)

Sunrise and sunset on the Cocos Islands do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, 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 West Island lasts almost 13 hours.

During these days, the sun in West Island rises at 5:54. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:36 in the early evening.


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Average length of day in West Island

Average length of day in West Island
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset by month (West Island)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:47 am06:35 pm12:48 h
February06:01 am06:32 pm12:32 h
March06:05 am06:18 pm12:13 h
April06:06 am05:59 pm11:52 h
May06:11 am05:47 pm11:36 h
June06:19 am05:46 pm11:27 h
July06:23 am05:53 pm11:31 h
August06:15 am05:59 pm11:44 h
September05:56 am05:59 pm12:04 h
October05:36 am06:00 pm12:24 h
November05:26 am06:08 pm12:42 h
December05:31 am06:23 pm12:52 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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. West Island lies on the 12th 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 the Cocos Islands, it lasts only an average of 24 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in West Island, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:50 am04:47 pm8:57 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:09 pm10:02 h
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am08:04 pm13:52 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:54 pm11:31 h
Moscow (Russia)08:26 am04:58 pm8:31 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:27 pm10:40 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:39 am04:26 pm7:47 h

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