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Sunset Holy See (Vatican City)

Sunrise and sunset in Vatican City

Sunrise today: 5:44 h
Sunset today: 20:28 h
(Times for Città del Vaticano)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Vatican City are influenced by the country's moderate northern position in the hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the United States, but still noticeable. The days in summer are long and in winter short. With up to approximately 15:20 hours the longest days are in June. On the other hand the longest dark nights happen in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is the other way around). In December a night in Città del Vaticano last almost 15 hours.

In these days the sun in Città del Vaticano rises at 5:44. The sunset on the other hand is currently late at 20:28 in the evening.


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Average length of day in Città del Vaticano

Average length of day in Città del Vaticano
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Vatican City

Sunset Holy See (Vatican City)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 May 19th., localtime in Vatican City

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Città del Vaticano05:44 am08:28 pm14:44 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Città del Vaticano)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January07:33 am05:05 pm9:32 h
February07:04 am05:44 pm10:40 h
March06:20 am06:17 pm11:57 h
April06:28 am07:52 pm13:24 h
May05:48 am08:24 pm14:36 h
June05:32 am08:48 pm15:16 h
July05:46 am08:45 pm14:59 h
August06:16 am08:12 pm13:56 h
September06:48 am07:21 pm12:33 h
October07:21 am06:30 pm11:10 h
November06:58 am04:51 pm9:53 h
December07:29 am04:41 pm9:12 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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. Città del Vaticano lies on the 42nd degree of northern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Vatican City this period averages 33 minutes. In June, it's about 34 minutes in Città del Vaticano, while in December it's 32 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:01 am09:03 pm16:02 h
New York (USA)05:33 am08:11 pm14:38 h
Sydney (Australia)06:41 am05:01 pm10:20 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:53 h
Moscow (Russia)04:08 am08:43 pm16:35 h
Shanghai (China)04:54 am06:46 pm13:52 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:28 am10:04 pm17:36 h

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