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.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in London starts already at 4:58 in the morning. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 21:14 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 July 14th., localtime in the United Kingdom

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Belfast05:04 am09:54 pm16:50 hours
Glasgow04:49 am09:56 pm17:06 hours
Plymouth05:19 am09:25 pm16:05 hours
Edinburgh04:44 am09:52 pm17:07 hours
Cardiff05:10 am09:26 pm16:16 hours
Liverpool04:59 am09:35 pm16:36 hours
Bristol05:08 am09:24 pm16:16 hours
Manchester04:56 am09:33 pm16:37 hours
Stoke-on-Trent04:58 am09:30 pm16:32 hours
Wolverhampton05:00 am09:28 pm16:27 hours
Birmingham05:00 am09:26 pm16:26 hours
Bradford04:52 am09:33 pm16:41 hours
Leeds04:51 am09:32 pm16:41 hours
Coventry04:59 am09:24 pm16:25 hours
Sheffield04:53 am09:29 pm16:36 hours
Nottingham04:54 am09:26 pm16:31 hours
Leicester04:56 am09:24 pm16:28 hours
Hull04:47 am09:27 pm16:40 hours
London04:58 am09:14 pm16:16 hours
Islington04:58 am09:14 pm16:16 hours


International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:00 am09:24 pm16:24 hours
New York (USA)05:36 am08:27 pm14:52 hours
Sydney (Australia)06:56 am05:05 pm10:09 hours
Manila (Philippines)05:33 am06:30 pm12:57 hours
Moscow (Russia)04:04 am09:06 pm17:03 hours
Shanghai (China)04:59 am07:01 pm14:02 hours
Helsinki (Finland)04:20 am10:32 pm18:12 hours