Sunset United Kingdom

Sunrise and sunset in the United Kingdom

Sunrise today: 4:50 h
Sunset today: 21:20 h
(Times for London)

The times of sunrise and sunset in the United Kingdom 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 16:40 hours the longest days happen in Juni. 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 London lasts almost 17 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in London starts already at 4:50 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:20 in the evening.


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Average length of daylight in London

Average length of daylight in London
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the United Kingdom

The 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 July 6th., localtime in the United Kingdom

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Islington04:49 am09:20 pm16:31 h
London04:50 am09:20 pm16:31 h
Hull04:37 am09:34 pm16:57 h
Leicester04:47 am09:31 pm16:43 h
Nottingham04:45 am09:32 pm16:47 h
Sheffield04:44 am09:36 pm16:52 h
Derby04:47 am09:34 pm16:47 h
Coventry04:50 am09:31 pm16:41 h
Leeds04:42 am09:39 pm16:57 h
Newcastle upon Tyne04:35 am09:47 pm17:12 h
Bradford04:43 am09:40 pm16:57 h
Birmingham04:51 am09:33 pm16:42 h
Stoke-on-Trent04:49 am09:37 pm16:48 h
Manchester04:47 am09:40 pm16:53 h
Bristol05:00 am09:30 pm16:30 h
Liverpool04:50 am09:43 pm16:52 h
Cardiff05:02 am09:32 pm16:30 h
Edinburgh04:34 am10:00 pm17:26 h
Glasgow04:39 am10:04 pm17:25 h
Belfast04:54 am10:02 pm17:07 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (London)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar07:57 am04:21 pm8:24 h
Februar07:13 am05:15 pm10:03 h
März06:11 am06:07 pm11:56 h
April06:01 am07:59 pm13:58 h
Mai05:05 am08:48 pm15:43 h
Juni04:40 am09:21 pm16:41 h
Juli04:59 am09:13 pm16:14 h
August05:45 am08:24 pm14:39 h
September06:34 am07:16 pm12:42 h
Oktober07:23 am06:08 pm10:45 h
November07:17 am04:12 pm8:55 h
Dezember07:57 am03:53 pm7:56 h

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:50 am09:32 pm16:42 h
New York (USA)05:29 am08:31 pm15:02 h
Sydney (Australia)06:59 am05:00 pm10:02 h
Manila (Philippines)05:30 am06:30 pm12:60 h
Moscow (Russia)03:52 am09:16 pm17:24 h
Shanghai (China)04:54 am07:03 pm14:09 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:04 am10:45 pm18:42 h