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.

In these days the sun in Brussels rises at 5:48. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:49 in the evening.


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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 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 July 18th., localtime in Belgium

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Ostend05:52 am09:56 pm16:04 hours
Roeselare05:52 am09:54 pm16:02 hours
Brugge05:51 am09:55 pm16:04 hours
Kortrijk05:52 am09:53 pm16:01 hours
Tournai05:53 am09:52 pm15:59 hours
Gent05:50 am09:52 pm16:03 hours
Mons05:51 am09:49 pm15:57 hours
Aalst05:49 am09:50 pm16:02 hours
Sint-Niklaas05:47 am09:51 pm16:04 hours
La Louvière05:50 am09:48 pm15:58 hours
Brussels05:48 am09:49 pm16:01 hours
Antwerpen05:46 am09:50 pm16:04 hours
Charleroi05:50 am09:46 pm15:57 hours
Mechelen05:47 am09:49 pm16:02 hours
Leuven05:46 am09:48 pm16:01 hours
Namur05:48 am09:45 pm15:57 hours
Hasselt05:44 am09:45 pm16:02 hours
Genk05:43 am09:45 pm16:02 hours
Seraing05:45 am09:43 pm15:58 hours
Liège05:44 am09:43 pm15:59 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:04 am09:21 pm16:17 hours
New York (USA)05:39 am08:25 pm14:46 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:55 am05:07 pm10:12 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:34 am06:30 pm12:56 hours
Moscow (Russia)04:08 am09:02 pm16:54 hours
Shanghai (China)05:00 am06:59 pm13:59 hours
Helsinki (Finland)04:26 am10:26 pm18:01 hours