Sunset Guernsey

Sunrise and sunset in Guernsey

Sunrise today: 5:04 h
Sunset today: 21:12 h
(Times for Saint Peter Port)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Guernsey 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 16:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Saint Peter Port lasts almost 16 hours and the days start about 3 hours later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Saint Peter Port starts already at 5:04 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:12 in the evening.

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Average length of day in Saint Peter Port

The 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.Average length of day in Saint Peter Port
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset by month (Saint Peter Port)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:58 am04:40 pm8:41 h
February07:17 am05:30 pm10:13 h
March06:22 am06:15 pm11:54 h
April06:16 am08:03 pm13:47 h
May05:24 am08:48 pm15:24 h
June05:01 am09:20 pm16:19 h
July05:18 am09:14 pm15:56 h
August05:59 am08:29 pm14:31 h
September06:44 am07:26 pm12:42 h
October07:29 am06:22 pm10:53 h
November07:19 am04:30 pm9:11 h
December07:57 am04:12 pm8:16 h

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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Saint Peter Port lies on the 49th degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Guernsey, this period averages 45 minutes. In June, it's about 52 minutes in Saint Peter Port, while in December it's 38 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:45 am09:24 pm16:39 h
New York (USA)05:24 am08:23 pm14:59 h
Sydney (Australia)06:51 am04:55 pm10:03 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:23 pm12:59 h
Moscow (Russia)03:47 am09:07 pm17:20 h
Shanghai (China)04:48 am06:56 pm14:07 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:00 am10:36 pm18:37 h

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