Sunrise and sunset in Belgium

The times of sunrise and sunset in Belgium are significantly influenced by the country's very northern position in the hemisphere. Relatively high in the north the days in summer are long and short in winter. With up to approximately 16:40 hours the longest days happen in Juni. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Brussels lasts almost 16 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, can take it easy. Late by 8:39 the sun rises in Brussels. The early sunset at 16:40 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Brussels

Average lentgh of daylight in Brussels

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Belgium

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 December 19th., localtime in Belgium

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Liège08:33 am04:36 pm8:03 hours
Seraing08:33 am04:36 pm8:03 hours
Genk08:35 am04:35 pm7:60 hours
Hasselt08:36 am04:35 pm7:60 hours
Namur08:35 am04:39 pm8:04 hours
Leuven08:38 am04:38 pm8:00 hours
Mechelen08:39 am04:38 pm7:59 hours
Charleroi08:37 am04:41 pm8:05 hours
Antwerpen08:41 am04:38 pm7:57 hours
Brussels08:39 am04:40 pm8:01 hours
La Louvière08:38 am04:42 pm8:04 hours
Sint-Niklaas08:41 am04:39 pm7:58 hours
Aalst08:41 am04:41 pm7:60 hours
Mons08:39 am04:43 pm8:04 hours
Gent08:43 am04:41 pm7:59 hours
Tournai08:42 am04:45 pm8:03 hours
Kortrijk08:43 am04:44 pm8:01 hours
Brugge08:45 am04:42 pm7:57 hours
Roeselare08:44 am04:44 pm7:60 hours
Ostend08:47 am04:44 pm7:57 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:11 am03:55 pm7:44 hours
New York (USA)07:14 am04:32 pm9:18 hours
Sydney (Australia)05:38 am08:05 pm14:27 hours
Manila (Philippines)06:13 am05:32 pm11:18 hours
Moscow (Russia)08:53 am03:59 pm7:06 hours
Shanghai (China)06:46 am04:56 pm10:10 hours
Helsinki (Finland)09:19 am03:15 pm5:56 hours