Sunset Holy See (Vatican City)

Sunrise and sunset in Vatican City

Sunrise today: 7:10 h
Sunset today: 18:47 h
(Times for Vatican City)

Sunrise and sunset times in Vatican City are determined by the moderate location in the northern hemisphere. Not as extreme as in the Nordic countries, but still noticeable. The days are longer in summer (June to September) than in winter (December to March). With up to about 15:20 hours, there are the longest days in June. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter. In the southern hemisphere it is the other way round. In December, the night in Vatican City lasts almost 15 hours and the days start about 2 hours later.

In these days the sun in Vatican City rises at 7:10. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:47 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Vatican City

Average length of day in Vatican City
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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 October 5th., localtime in Vatican City

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Vatican City07:10 am06:47 pm11:37 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Vatican City)

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. Vatican City lies on the 42nd degree of northern latitude and is therefore very far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, in Vatican City this period averages 35 minutes. In June, it's about 38 minutes in Vatican City, while in December it's 33 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:12 am06:36 pm11:24 h
New York (USA)06:54 am06:34 pm11:40 h
Sydney (Australia)06:25 am07:01 pm12:36 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:44 pm11:59 h
Moscow (Russia)06:38 am05:57 pm11:19 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am05:36 pm11:47 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:33 am06:43 pm11:10 h

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