Sunset Cook Islands

Sunrise and sunset on the Cook Islands

Sunrise today: 6:16 h
Sunset today: 18:39 h
(Times for Avarua)

The times for sunrise and sunset in on the Cook Islands are determined by its location in the southern hemisphere. South of the equator, the longest days are in the months from December to March, while the shortest are in the period from June to September. In the northern hemisphere, it is the other way around. With up to about 13:30 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 14 hours in Avarua and start about 2 hours later.

In these days the sun in Avarua rises at 6:16. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:39 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Avarua

Average length of day in Avarua
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Cook Islands

Sunset Cook IslandsThe 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 4th., localtime on the Cook Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Avarua06:16 am06:39 pm12:23 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Avarua)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:09 am07:28 pm13:19 h
February06:28 am07:17 pm12:49 h
March06:40 am06:55 pm12:15 h
April06:49 am06:28 pm11:38 h
May07:01 am06:09 pm11:08 h
June07:13 am06:06 pm10:53 h
July07:15 am06:15 pm11:00 h
August07:00 am06:26 pm11:26 h
September06:33 am06:34 pm12:01 h
October06:06 am06:43 pm12:37 h
November05:48 am06:58 pm13:10 h
December05:50 am07:18 pm13:27 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. Avarua lies on the 21st degree of southern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts about 20 minutes, on the Cook Islands this period averages 26 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Avarua, while in December it's 27 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:11 am06:39 pm11:28 h
New York (USA)06:53 am06:36 pm11:43 h
Sydney (Australia)06:27 am07:00 pm12:34 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:44 pm12:00 h
Moscow (Russia)06:36 am06:00 pm11:24 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am05:37 pm11:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:31 am06:46 pm11:16 h

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