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Sunset Malta

Sunrise and sunset in Malta

Sunrise today: 6:57 h
Sunset today: 17:33 h
(Times for Valletta)

Sunrise and sunset times in Malta 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 Valletta lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Valletta rises at 6:57. The early sunset at 17:33 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Valletta

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 Valletta
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Malta

Sunset MaltaThe 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 February 5th., localtime in Malta

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Marsaskala06:57 am05:33 pm10:36 h
Zabbar06:57 am05:33 pm10:36 h
Zejtun06:57 am05:33 pm10:36 h
Valletta06:57 am05:33 pm10:36 h
Sliema06:57 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Paola06:57 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Hamrun06:57 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Saint John06:57 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Qormi06:57 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Birkirkara06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Naxxar06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Attard06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Haz-Zebbug06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h
Mosta06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h
San Pawl il-Bahar06:58 am05:34 pm10:36 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Valletta)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:10 am05:12 pm10:02 h
February06:47 am05:44 pm10:56 h
March06:11 am06:10 pm11:58 h
April06:27 am07:36 pm13:08 h
May05:55 am08:01 pm14:06 h
June05:43 am08:21 pm14:38 h
July05:55 am08:20 pm14:25 h
August06:19 am07:53 pm13:35 h
September06:43 am07:11 pm12:28 h
October07:07 am06:28 pm11:21 h
November06:36 am04:56 pm10:20 h
December07:03 am04:50 pm9:47 h

Where does the sun rise in Malta?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Malta is Marsaskala in the region of . There, the sun rises at 6:57 am and sets at 5:33 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of San Lawrenz at 17:34.


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. Valletta 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 Malta, this period averages 31 minutes. In June, it's about 33 minutes in Valletta, while in December it's 30 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:39 am05:01 pm9:21 h
New York (USA)07:01 am05:18 pm10:17 h
Sydney (Australia)06:18 am07:59 pm13:40 h
Manila (Philippines)06:22 am05:57 pm11:35 h
Moscow (Russia)08:13 am05:13 pm8:59 h
Shanghai (China)06:42 am05:33 pm10:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:23 am04:45 pm8:22 h

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