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Sunset Estonia

Sunrise and sunset in Estonia

Sunrise today: 4:37 h
Sunset today: 21:57 h
(Times for Tallinn)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Estonia 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 18:50 hours the longest days happen in June. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Tallinn lasts almost 18 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Tallinn starts already at 4:37 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:57 in the evening.


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Average length of day in Tallinn

Average length of day in Tallinn
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Estonia

Sunset EstoniaThe 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 May 18th., localtime in Estonia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Narva04:24 am09:43 pm17:19 h
Sillamäe04:25 am09:45 pm17:19 h
Jõhvi04:27 am09:46 pm17:19 h
Kohtla-Järve04:27 am09:47 pm17:19 h
Põlva04:37 am09:38 pm17:00 h
Võru04:39 am09:37 pm16:57 h
Kiviõli04:29 am09:47 pm17:19 h
Tartu04:37 am09:41 pm17:05 h
Jõgeva04:35 am09:45 pm17:10 h
Rakvere04:31 am09:50 pm17:19 h
Valga04:43 am09:40 pm16:57 h
Tapa04:33 am09:51 pm17:17 h
Viljandi04:41 am09:46 pm17:05 h
Paide04:38 am09:50 pm17:12 h
Maardu04:36 am09:56 pm17:21 h
Tallinn04:37 am09:57 pm17:20 h
Pärnu04:46 am09:50 pm17:05 h
Keila04:39 am09:57 pm17:18 h
Haapsalu04:45 am09:58 pm17:13 h
Kuressaare04:54 am09:57 pm17:03 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Tallinn)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January09:01 am03:59 pm6:58 h
February07:54 am05:15 pm9:21 h
March06:35 am06:24 pm11:49 h
April06:03 am08:38 pm14:35 h
May04:44 am09:50 pm17:07 h
June03:59 am10:43 pm18:43 h
July04:27 am10:26 pm17:60 h
August05:35 am09:15 pm15:39 h
September06:47 am07:44 pm12:57 h
October07:57 am06:16 pm10:19 h
November08:12 am03:58 pm7:45 h
December09:09 am03:22 pm6:13 h

Where does the sun rise in Estonia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Estonia is Narva in the region of Ida-Virumaa. There, the sun rises at 4:24 am and sets at 9:43 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Kuressaare (Saare) at 9:57 pm.


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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Tallinn lies on the 59th degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Estonia this period averages 76 minutes. In June, it's about 96 minutes in Tallinn, while in December it's 55 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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