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Sunset Finland

Sunrise and sunset in Finland

Sunrise today: 7:07 h
Sunset today: 19:17 h
(Times for Helsinki)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Finland are significantly influenced by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer (June to September) and short in winter (December to March). With up to about 19 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way round. In December, the night in Helsinki lasts almost 19 hours and the days start about 6 hours later.

In these days the sun in Helsinki rises at 7:07. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 19:17 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Helsinki

Average length of day in Helsinki
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Finland

Sunset FinlandThe 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 September 24th., localtime in Finland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Joensuu06:47 am06:58 pm12:11 h
Lappeenranta06:54 am07:04 pm12:10 h
Kuopio06:55 am07:06 pm12:11 h
Mikkeli06:57 am07:08 pm12:11 h
Kotka06:59 am07:09 pm12:10 h
Jyväskylä07:03 am07:14 pm12:11 h
Porvoo07:04 am07:14 pm12:10 h
Lahti07:04 am07:14 pm12:10 h
Oulu07:04 am07:15 pm12:12 h
Järvenpää07:06 am07:16 pm12:10 h
Vantaa07:06 am07:16 pm12:10 h
Helsinki07:07 am07:17 pm12:10 h
Hyvinge07:07 am07:17 pm12:10 h
Nurmijärvi07:07 am07:17 pm12:10 h
Espoo07:08 am07:18 pm12:10 h
Hämeenlinna07:09 am07:19 pm12:10 h
Tampere07:11 am07:22 pm12:10 h
Turku07:17 am07:28 pm12:10 h
Pori07:19 am07:30 pm12:10 h
Vaasa07:20 am07:30 pm12:11 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Helsinki)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January09:06 am03:53 pm6:47 h
February07:56 am05:12 pm9:16 h
March06:34 am06:23 pm11:49 h
April06:00 am08:40 pm14:40 h
May04:37 am09:55 pm17:17 h
June03:50 am10:50 pm19:00 h
July04:19 am10:33 pm18:14 h
August05:31 am09:17 pm15:46 h
September06:45 am07:44 pm12:59 h
October07:57 am06:14 pm10:16 h
November08:16 am03:53 pm7:37 h
December09:15 am03:15 pm5:59 h

Where does the sun rise in Finland?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Finland is Ilomantsi in greater region North Karelia. There, the sun rises at 6:42 am and sets at 6:53 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Korsnäs (Central Finland) at 7:32 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. Helsinki lies on the 60th 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 Finland this period averages 63 minutes. In June, it's about 69 minutes in Helsinki, while in December it's 56 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:54 am07:02 pm12:09 h
New York (USA)06:43 am06:53 pm12:10 h
Sydney (Australia)05:40 am05:53 pm12:13 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:52 pm12:08 h
Moscow (Russia)06:16 am06:26 pm12:09 h
Shanghai (China)05:42 am05:50 pm12:08 h

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