Sunset Ireland

Sunrise and sunset in Ireland

Sunrise today: 4:58 h
Sunset today: 21:47 h
(Times for Dublin)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Ireland 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 17 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Dublin lasts almost 17 hours and the days start about 4 hours later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Dublin starts already at 4:58 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:47 in the evening.

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Average length of day in Dublin

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 January and December shows the effect of daylight saving time, when the time is set one hour ahead.Average length of day in Dublin
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Ireland

Sunset IrelandThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for June 5th., localtime in Ireland

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Dún Laoghaire04:58 am09:47 pm16:48 h
Balbriggan04:56 am09:49 pm16:52 h
Swords04:57 am09:48 pm16:50 h
Sandyford04:59 am09:47 pm16:48 h
Dublin04:58 am09:47 pm16:49 h
Drogheda04:56 am09:50 pm16:54 h
Tallaght04:59 am09:47 pm16:48 h
Dundalk04:55 am09:52 pm16:57 h
Navan04:58 am09:51 pm16:53 h
Waterford05:08 am09:44 pm16:36 h
Cork05:15 am09:48 pm16:33 h
Luimneach05:12 am09:53 pm16:41 h
Ennis05:12 am09:55 pm16:43 h
Gaillimh05:10 am09:58 pm16:48 h
Tralee05:18 am09:55 pm16:37 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Dublin)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January08:30 am04:38 pm8:08 h
February07:41 am05:36 pm9:55 h
March06:37 am06:29 pm11:52 h
April06:23 am08:26 pm14:03 h
May05:23 am09:19 pm15:56 h
June04:54 am09:56 pm17:03 h
July05:13 am09:48 pm16:35 h
August06:03 am08:56 pm14:53 h
September06:56 am07:43 pm12:47 h
October07:49 am06:31 pm10:42 h
November07:47 am04:31 pm8:44 h
December08:31 am04:08 pm7:37 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. Dublin lies on the 53rd 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 Ireland, this period averages 57 minutes. In June, it's about 71 minutes in Dublin, while in December it's 43 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:44 am09:25 pm16:41 h
New York (USA)05:24 am08:24 pm15:00 h
Sydney (Australia)06:52 am04:54 pm10:03 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:24 pm12:59 h
Moscow (Russia)03:46 am09:09 pm17:22 h
Shanghai (China)04:48 am06:56 pm14:08 h
Helsinki (Finland)03:58 am10:38 pm18:40 h

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