Sunset French Polynesia

Sunrise and sunset in French Polynesia

Sunrise today: 5:25 h
Sunset today: 18:01 h
(Times for Papeete)

The times of sunrise and sunset in French Polynesia are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Papeete is positioned near the 18 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:10 hours the longest days are in Dezember. In Juni a night in Papeete lasts almost 13 hours.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Papeete starts already at 5:25 in the morning. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:01 Uhr in the early evening.

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Average length of daylight in Papeete

Average length of daylight in Papeete
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of French Polynesia

Sunset French PolynesiaThe 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 20th., localtime in French Polynesia

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Tautira05:23 am05:59 pm12:36 h
Afaahiti05:23 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Vairao05:23 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Tohautu05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Tiarei05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Taunoa05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Otutara05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Mahina05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Arue05:24 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Pirae05:25 am06:00 pm12:36 h
Papao05:24 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Papeete05:25 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Paea05:25 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Faaa05:25 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Punaauia05:25 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Afareaitu05:26 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Paopao05:26 am06:01 pm12:36 h
Haapiti05:26 am06:02 pm12:36 h
Uturoa05:33 am06:07 pm12:34 h
Vaitape05:34 am06:08 pm12:34 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Papeete)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Januar05:35 am06:40 pm13:06 h
Februar05:51 am06:32 pm12:41 h
März06:00 am06:13 pm12:14 h
April06:06 am05:49 pm11:44 h
Mai06:14 am05:34 pm11:20 h
Juni06:25 am05:32 pm11:07 h
Juli06:27 am05:40 pm11:13 h
August06:15 am05:49 pm11:34 h
September05:52 am05:54 pm12:02 h
Oktober05:27 am05:59 pm12:32 h
November05:13 am06:12 pm12:59 h
Dezember05:17 am06:30 pm13:13 h

Where does the sun rise in French Polynesia?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in French Polynesia is Rikitea in the region of . There, the sun rises at 5:22 am and sets at 6:07 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Vaitape (Îles Sous-le-Vent) at 6:08 pm.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:39 am06:02 pm10:23 h
New York (USA)07:10 am06:11 pm11:00 h
Sydney (Australia)06:06 am07:13 pm13:07 h
Manila (Philippines)05:47 am05:34 pm11:47 h
Moscow (Russia)07:09 am05:19 pm10:10 h
Shanghai (China)05:59 am05:18 pm11:19 h
Helsinki (Finland)08:10 am05:59 pm9:48 h