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Sunset Guernsey

Sunrise and sunset in Guernsey

Sunrise today: 7:52 h
Sunset today: 16:51 h
(Times for Saint Peter Port)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Guernsey 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 16:20 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 Saint Peter Port lasts almost 16 hours.

In these days the sun in Saint Peter Port rises at 7:52. The early sunset at 16:51 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Saint Peter Port

Average length of daylight in Saint Peter Port
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Guernsey

Sunset GuernseyThe 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 January 22nd., localtime in Guernsey

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Saint Peter Port07:52 am04:51 pm8:59 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Saint Peter Port)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:58 am04:40 pm8:42 h
February07:17 am05:30 pm10:13 h
March06:21 am06:16 pm11:55 h
April06:16 am08:04 pm13:48 h
May05:24 am08:48 pm15:25 h
June05:01 am09:20 pm16:19 h
July05:18 am09:13 pm15:56 h
August05:59 am08:29 pm14:30 h
September06:44 am07:25 pm12:41 h
October07:29 am06:22 pm10:52 h
November07:19 am04:30 pm9:11 h
December07:57 am04:12 pm8:15 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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Saint Peter Port lies on the 49th degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Guernsey this period averages 41 minutes. In June, it's about 44 minutes in Saint Peter Port, while in December it's 38 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:00 am04:35 pm8:36 h
New York (USA)07:12 am05:02 pm9:50 h
Sydney (Australia)06:06 am08:07 pm14:02 h
Manila (Philippines)06:24 am05:51 pm11:27 h
Moscow (Russia)08:37 am04:44 pm8:06 h
Shanghai (China)06:50 am05:21 pm10:31 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:53 am04:09 pm7:16 h

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