Sunset New Zealand

Sunrise and sunset in New Zealand

Sunrise today: 6:07 h
Sunset today: 20:54 h
(Times for Wellington)

The times of sunrise and sunset in New Zealand 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. Wellington is positioned near the 41 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 15:10 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Wellington lasts almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Wellington rises at 6:07. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:54 in the evening.


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Average length of daylight in Wellington

Average length of daylight in Wellington
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of New Zealand

The 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 January 17th., localtime in New Zealand

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Gisborne06:02 am08:34 pm14:32 h
Napier06:04 am08:41 pm14:37 h
Hastings06:04 am08:41 pm14:38 h
Rotorua06:10 am08:40 pm14:29 h
Tauranga06:12 am08:39 pm14:27 h
Palmerston North06:07 am08:48 pm14:42 h
Hamilton06:15 am08:42 pm14:28 h
Upper Hutt06:07 am08:53 pm14:46 h
Wanganui06:10 am08:49 pm14:39 h
Lower Hutt06:07 am08:53 pm14:47 h
Porirua06:07 am08:53 pm14:46 h
Wellington06:07 am08:54 pm14:47 h
Auckland06:19 am08:42 pm14:23 h
Whangarei06:24 am08:41 pm14:17 h
New Plymouth06:16 am08:51 pm14:34 h
Nelson06:13 am09:00 pm14:47 h
Christchurch06:09 am09:10 pm15:01 h
Ashburton06:11 am09:14 pm15:03 h
Dunedin06:10 am09:26 pm15:17 h
Invercargill06:16 am09:37 pm15:20 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Wellington)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar06:04 am08:56 pm14:52 h
Februar06:43 am08:26 pm13:43 h
März07:16 am07:43 pm12:27 h
April06:49 am05:52 pm11:02 h
Mai07:20 am05:13 pm9:53 h
Juni07:43 am04:59 pm9:16 h
Juli07:41 am05:12 pm9:31 h
August07:10 am05:40 pm10:31 h
September06:20 am06:11 pm11:51 h
Oktober06:30 am07:42 pm13:12 h
November05:50 am08:20 pm14:30 h
Dezember05:40 am08:51 pm15:11 h

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:05 am04:27 pm8:22 h
New York (USA)07:15 am04:57 pm9:42 h
Sydney (Australia)06:01 am08:09 pm14:08 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:48 pm11:25 h
Moscow (Russia)08:42 am04:36 pm7:54 h
Shanghai (China)06:51 am05:17 pm10:26 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:02 am03:58 pm6:56 h