Sunrise and sunset in Bulgaria

The times of sunrise and sunset in Bulgaria are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 15:20 hours the longest days are in Juni. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Sofia last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Sofia rises at 6:29. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:39 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average lentgh of daylight in Sofia

Average lentgh of daylight in Sofia

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Bulgaria

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 March 19th., localtime in Bulgaria

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Vidin06:31 am06:41 pm12:10 hours
Pernik06:30 am06:40 pm12:10 hours
Blagoevgrad06:30 am06:40 pm12:10 hours
Sofia06:29 am06:39 pm12:10 hours
Vratsa06:28 am06:38 pm12:10 hours
Pazardzhik06:25 am06:35 pm12:10 hours
Pleven06:24 am06:34 pm12:10 hours
Plovdiv06:23 am06:33 pm12:10 hours
Gabrovo06:21 am06:31 pm12:10 hours
Kazanluk06:21 am06:30 pm12:10 hours
Haskovo06:20 am06:30 pm12:10 hours
Veliko Turnovo06:20 am06:29 pm12:10 hours
Stara Zagora06:20 am06:29 pm12:10 hours
Ruse06:18 am06:28 pm12:10 hours
Sliven06:17 am06:27 pm12:10 hours
Yambol06:16 am06:26 pm12:10 hours
Shumen06:15 am06:24 pm12:10 hours
Burgas06:13 am06:22 pm12:10 hours
Dobrich06:11 am06:21 pm12:10 hours
Varna06:11 am06:20 pm12:10 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:08 am06:19 pm12:11 hours
New York (USA)06:58 am07:08 pm12:11 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)07:21 am07:36 pm12:15 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:59 am06:07 pm12:08 hours
Moscow (Russia)06:31 am06:42 pm12:11 hours
Shanghai (China)05:58 am06:05 pm12:08 hours
Helsinki (Finland)06:21 am06:34 pm12:13 hours