Sunrise and sunset in Gibraltar
Sunrise today: 8:17 h(Times for Gibraltar)
Sunset today: 18:53 h
Sunset today: 18:53 h
Sunrise and sunset times in Gibraltar 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 14:40 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Gibraltar lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 60 minutes later.
Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, can take it easy. Late by 8:17 the sun rises in Gibraltar. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:53 in the early evening.
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Average length of day in GibraltarThe 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.
Sunrise and sunset by month (Gibraltar)
|Month||Sunrise||Sunset||Hours of daylight|
|January||08:30 am||06:31 pm||10:01 h|
|February||08:07 am||07:03 pm||10:56 h|
|March||07:31 am||07:29 pm||11:59 h|
|April||07:46 am||08:56 pm||13:09 h|
|May||07:13 am||09:21 pm||14:08 h|
|June||07:02 am||09:41 pm||14:39 h|
|July||07:14 am||09:40 pm||14:26 h|
|August||07:38 am||09:13 pm||13:36 h|
|September||08:02 am||08:30 pm||12:29 h|
|October||08:26 am||07:47 pm||11:21 h|
|November||07:56 am||06:15 pm||10:19 h|
|December||08:23 am||06:09 pm||9:46 h|
Duration of the sunsetThe 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. Gibraltar lies on the 36th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Gibraltar, this period averages 31 minutes. In June, it's about 33 minutes in Gibraltar, while in December it's 30 minutes.
International cities for comparison
|City||Sunrise||Sunset||Hours of daylight|
|Berlin (Germany)||07:39 am||05:01 pm||9:21 h|
|New York (USA)||07:01 am||05:18 pm||10:17 h|
|Sydney (Australia)||06:18 am||07:59 pm||13:40 h|
|Manila (Philippines)||06:22 am||05:57 pm||11:35 h|
|Moscow (Russia)||08:13 am||05:13 pm||8:59 h|
|Shanghai (China)||06:42 am||05:33 pm||10:51 h|
|Helsinki (Finland)||08:23 am||04:45 pm||8:22 h|