Sunrise and sunset in the United Kingdom

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.

In these days the sun in London rises at 5:46. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:10 in the evening.


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Average lentgh of daylight in London

Average lentgh of daylight in London

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the United Kingdom

The cities are ordered by their geographic position from west to east, 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 April 22nd., localtime in the United Kingdom

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Belfast06:01 am08:42 pm14:41 hours
Glasgow05:50 am08:39 pm14:49 hours
Plymouth06:05 am08:24 pm14:18 hours
Edinburgh05:46 am08:35 pm14:49 hours
Cardiff05:59 am08:23 pm14:24 hours
Liverpool05:53 am08:27 pm14:34 hours
Bristol05:57 am08:20 pm14:24 hours
Manchester05:50 am08:24 pm14:35 hours
Stoke-on-Trent05:51 am08:23 pm14:32 hours
Wolverhampton05:52 am08:21 pm14:30 hours
Birmingham05:51 am08:20 pm14:29 hours
Bradford05:47 am08:23 pm14:36 hours
Leeds05:46 am08:22 pm14:36 hours
Coventry05:50 am08:18 pm14:29 hours
Sheffield05:47 am08:21 pm14:34 hours
Nottingham05:47 am08:18 pm14:32 hours
Leicester05:48 am08:17 pm14:30 hours
Hull05:41 am08:17 pm14:36 hours
London05:46 am08:10 pm14:24 hours
Islington05:46 am08:10 pm14:24 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:50 am08:19 pm14:29 hours
New York (USA)06:04 am07:44 pm13:41 hours
Auckland (New Zealand)06:51 am05:46 pm10:55 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:36 am06:12 pm12:36 hours
Moscow (Russia)05:04 am07:51 pm14:47 hours
Shanghai (China)05:16 am06:28 pm13:13 hours
Helsinki (Finland)05:38 am08:58 pm15:20 hours