Sunrise and sunset in France

Sunrise today: 8:35 h
Sunset today: 16:56 h
(Times for Paris)

The times of sunrise and sunset in France 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 16:10 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 Paris lasts almost 16 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, can take it easy. Late by 8:35 the sun rises in Paris. The early sunset at 16:56 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of daylight in Paris

Average length of daylight in Paris
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of France

The 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 December 15th., localtime in France

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Strasbourg08:12 am04:35 pm8:23 hours
Nice07:55 am04:56 pm9:00 hours
Toulon07:59 am05:03 pm9:04 hours
Grenoble08:07 am04:57 pm8:50 hours
Marseille08:01 am05:05 pm9:03 hours
Dijon08:18 am04:51 pm8:34 hours
Lyon08:12 am04:58 pm8:46 hours
Saint-Étienne08:13 am05:01 pm8:48 hours
Nîmes08:07 am05:07 pm8:60 hours
Reims08:30 am04:47 pm8:17 hours
Montpellier08:08 am05:10 pm9:01 hours
Lille08:40 am04:45 pm8:05 hours
Paris08:35 am04:56 pm8:21 hours
Cergy-Pontoise08:37 am04:56 pm8:19 hours
Toulouse08:18 am05:19 pm9:01 hours
Le Havre08:46 am05:02 pm8:15 hours
Angers08:40 am05:13 pm8:32 hours
Bordeaux08:31 am05:23 pm8:52 hours
Nantes08:44 am05:18 pm8:34 hours
Rennes08:48 am05:15 pm8:27 hours

Sunrise and sunset by month (Paris)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar08:36 am05:22 pm8:46 hours
Februar07:57 am06:12 pm10:15 hours
März07:02 am06:56 pm11:54 hours
April06:58 am08:43 pm13:45 hours
Mai06:07 am09:26 pm15:20 hours
Juni05:44 am09:57 pm16:13 hours
Juli06:01 am09:51 pm15:51 hours
August06:41 am09:08 pm14:28 hours
September07:25 am08:06 pm12:41 hours
Oktober08:09 am07:03 pm10:55 hours
November07:57 am05:12 pm9:15 hours
Dezember08:35 am04:56 pm8:21 hours

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:08 am03:54 pm7:46 hours
New York (USA)07:11 am04:31 pm9:20 hours
Sydney (Australia)05:37 am08:03 pm14:27 hours
Manila (Philippines)06:11 am05:30 pm11:19 hours
Moscow (Russia)08:50 am03:58 pm7:08 hours
Shanghai (China)06:43 am04:54 pm10:11 hours
Helsinki (Finland)09:15 am03:15 pm5:60 hours