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Sunset Bulgaria

Sunrise and sunset in Bulgaria

Sunrise today: 7:34 h
Sunset today: 17:47 h
(Times for Sofia)

Sunrise and sunset times in Bulgaria are determined by the moderate location in the northern hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the Nordic countries, but still noticeable. The days are longer in summer (June to September) than in winter (December to March). With up to about 15:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Sofia lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Sofia rises at 7:34. The early sunset at 17:47 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Sofia

The following graph shows the times of sunrise and sunset over the course of the year. The duration of twilight can be seen at the top and bottom edges. The vertical offset between March and October shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Sofia
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Bulgaria

Sunset BulgariaThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for February 6th., localtime in Bulgaria

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Varna07:16 am05:27 pm10:11 h
Dobrich07:17 am05:27 pm10:10 h
Burgas07:17 am05:31 pm10:14 h
Shumen07:20 am05:31 pm10:11 h
Yambol07:20 am05:35 pm10:14 h
Sliven07:22 am05:35 pm10:13 h
Ruse07:25 am05:34 pm10:08 h
Stara Zagora07:24 am05:38 pm10:14 h
Haskovo07:23 am05:39 pm10:16 h
Plovdiv07:27 am05:42 pm10:15 h
Pleven07:30 am05:40 pm10:10 h
Pazardzhik07:29 am05:44 pm10:15 h
Sofia07:34 am05:47 pm10:13 h
Blagoevgrad07:33 am05:49 pm10:16 h
Pernik07:35 am05:48 pm10:14 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Sofia)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:52 am05:19 pm9:27 h
February07:22 am05:59 pm10:37 h
March06:37 am06:33 pm11:56 h
April06:44 am08:09 pm13:25 h
May06:02 am08:43 pm14:40 h
June05:46 am09:07 pm15:22 h
July06:00 am09:04 pm15:05 h
August06:31 am08:31 pm13:60 h
September07:04 am07:39 pm12:34 h
October07:38 am06:46 pm11:09 h
November07:16 am05:06 pm9:50 h
December07:48 am04:55 pm9:07 h

Where does the sun rise in Bulgaria?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Bulgaria is Shabla in planning region Northeast / Varna. There, the sun rises at 7:15 am and sets at 5:24 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kula (Northwest / Montana) at 17:48.


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. Sofia lies on the 43rd degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Bulgaria, this period averages 36 minutes. In June, it's about 39 minutes in Sofia, while in December it's 33 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:37 am05:02 pm9:25 h
New York (USA)07:00 am05:19 pm10:19 h
Sydney (Australia)06:19 am07:58 pm13:38 h
Manila (Philippines)06:22 am05:58 pm11:36 h
Moscow (Russia)08:11 am05:15 pm9:04 h
Shanghai (China)06:42 am05:34 pm10:52 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:20 am04:47 pm8:27 h

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