Sunset Jersey

Sunrise and sunset in Jersey

Sunrise today: 7:44 h
Sunset today: 16:57 h
(Times for Saint Helier)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Jersey 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 Helier lasts almost 16 hours and the days start about 3 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Saint Helier rises at 7:44. The early sunset at 16:57 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of day in Saint Helier

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 Helier
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Sunrise and sunset by month (Saint Helier)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:55 am04:39 pm8:44 h
February07:15 am05:29 pm10:14 h
March06:20 am06:14 pm11:54 h
April06:15 am08:01 pm13:46 h
May05:23 am08:45 pm15:22 h
June05:00 am09:17 pm16:16 h
July05:17 am09:11 pm15:54 h
August05:58 am08:27 pm14:29 h
September06:42 am07:24 pm12:41 h
October07:27 am06:21 pm10:54 h
November07:16 am04:29 pm9:13 h
December07:54 am04:12 pm8:18 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 Helier 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 Jersey, this period averages 45 minutes. In June, it's about 51 minutes in Saint Helier, while in December it's 38 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:52 am04:46 pm8:54 h
New York (USA)07:08 am05:08 pm9:60 h
Sydney (Australia)06:10 am08:05 pm13:54 h
Manila (Philippines)06:23 am05:53 pm11:30 h
Moscow (Russia)08:28 am04:56 pm8:27 h
Shanghai (China)06:47 am05:26 pm10:39 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:41 am04:24 pm7:42 h

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