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Sunset Svalbard

Sunrise and sunset in Svalbard

Sunrise today: 0:00 h
Sunset today: 23:59 h
(Times for Longyearbyen)
The times for sunrise and sunset in Svalbard 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 21:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. A December night in Longyearbyen lasts almost 24 hours and the days start about 11 hours later.
Who wants to look at the sunrise during these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Longyearbyen starts already at 0:00 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 23:59 in the evening.
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Average length of day in Longyearbyen

Average length of day in Longyearbyen
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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'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 December 1st., localtime in Svalbard
CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Longyearbyen12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
Olonkinbyen12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Longyearbyen)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
February11:20 am01:02 pm1:42 h
March06:24 am05:48 pm11:25 h
April02:24 am11:29 pm21:05 h
May12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
June12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
July12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
August12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
September05:33 am08:12 pm14:39 h
October09:19 am04:06 pm6:48 h
November12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 h
December12:00 am11:59 pm23:60 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. Longyearbyen lies on the 78th 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 Svalbard, this period averages 0 minutes. Svalbard is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:52 am03:58 pm8:06 h
New York (USA)06:58 am04:31 pm9:33 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:52 pm14:16 h
Manila (Philippines)06:03 am05:25 pm11:22 h
Moscow (Russia)08:32 am04:04 pm7:32 h
Shanghai (China)06:33 am04:52 pm10:19 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:53 am03:24 pm6:31 h

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