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Sunset North Macedonia

Sunrise and sunset in North Macedonia

Sunrise today: 6:41 h
Sunset today: 16:55 h
(Times for Skopje)

Sunrise and sunset times in North Macedonia 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 15:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Skopje lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 3 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Skopje rises at 6:41. The early sunset at 16:55 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Skopje

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 Skopje
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of North Macedonia

Sunset North MacedoniaThe 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 North Macedonia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Strumica06:35 am04:51 pm10:16 h
Shtip06:37 am04:52 pm10:15 h
Kavadarci06:37 am04:53 pm10:16 h
Veles06:39 am04:54 pm10:15 h
Kumanovo06:40 am04:53 pm10:13 h
Prilep06:39 am04:55 pm10:16 h
Kisela Voda06:41 am04:54 pm10:14 h
Cair06:41 am04:54 pm10:14 h
Skopje06:41 am04:55 pm10:14 h
Bitola06:39 am04:57 pm10:17 h
Tetovo06:43 am04:56 pm10:14 h
Gostivar06:43 am04:57 pm10:14 h
Ohrid06:42 am04:59 pm10:17 h
Struga06:42 am04:59 pm10:17 h
Centar Župa06:43 am04:59 pm10:16 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Skopje)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:58 am04:28 pm9:31 h
February06:28 am05:07 pm10:39 h
March05:45 am05:41 pm11:56 h
April05:52 am07:16 pm13:23 h
May05:12 am07:48 pm14:36 h
June04:56 am08:13 pm15:17 h
July05:10 am08:10 pm15:00 h
August05:40 am07:37 pm13:57 h
September06:12 am06:46 pm12:34 h
October06:45 am05:55 pm11:10 h
November06:22 am04:15 pm9:53 h
December06:53 am04:05 pm9:12 h

Where does the sun rise in North Macedonia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in North Macedonia is Pehcevo in Region East. There, the sun rises at 6:35 am and sets at 4:49 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Debar (Southwest) at 16:59.


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. Skopje lies on the 42nd 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 North Macedonia, this period averages 36 minutes. In June, it's about 39 minutes in Skopje, while in December it's 33 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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