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Sunset Svalbard

Sunrise and sunset in Svalbard

Sunrise today: 9:30 h
Sunset today: 15:54 h
(Times for Longyearbyen)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Svalbard 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 21:10 hours the longest days happen in August. On the other hand, the longest and darkest nights are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In Dezember a night in Longyearbyen lasts almost 24 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, can take it easy. Late by 9:30 the sun rises in Longyearbyen. The early sunset at 15:54 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of daylight in Longyearbyen

Average length of daylight in Longyearbyen
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Svalbard

Sunset SvalbardThe 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 October 16th., localtime in Svalbard

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Longyearbyen09:30 am03:54 pm6:24 h
Olonkinbyen09:55 am06:45 pm8:50 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Longyearbyen)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar---
Februar11:13 am01:09 pm1:56 h
März06:22 am05:50 pm11:28 h
April02:20 am11:34 pm21:14 h
Mai---
Juni---
Juli---
August---
September05:34 am08:10 pm14:35 h
Oktober09:21 am04:04 pm6:43 h
November---
Dezember---

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:32 am06:11 pm10:39 h
New York (USA)07:06 am06:17 pm11:11 h
Sydney (Australia)06:11 am07:10 pm12:59 h
Manila (Philippines)05:46 am05:36 pm11:50 h
Moscow (Russia)07:00 am05:29 pm10:28 h
Shanghai (China)05:56 am05:23 pm11:27 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:01 am06:10 pm10:10 h