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Sunset Kiribati

Sunrise and sunset in Kiribati

Sunrise today: 6:12 h
Sunset today: 18:19 h
(Times for Tarawa)

Sunrise and sunset in Kiribati do not differ significantly throughout the year. The reason for this is the proximity to the equator. Thus, the sun swings north in the middle of the year and south at the turn of the year, without moving too far away. In countries like Canada or Norway, however, the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:10 hours the longest days happen to be in June. In December a night in Tarawa lasts almost 12 hours.

In these days the sun in Tarawa rises at 6:12. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:19 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Tarawa

Average length of day in Tarawa
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Kiribati

Sunset KiribatiThe 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 7th., localtime in Kiribati

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Rawannawi Village06:11 am06:18 pm12:07 h
Temaiku Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Nawerewere Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Bonriki Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Buota Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Bikenibeu Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Eita Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Ambo Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Banraeaba Village06:11 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Teaoraereke Village06:12 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Makin Village06:12 am06:19 pm12:06 h
Tarawa06:12 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Bairiki Village06:12 am06:19 pm12:08 h
Betio Village06:12 am06:20 pm12:08 h
Banana Village06:13 am06:20 pm12:07 h
London Village06:13 am06:21 pm12:07 h
Tabwakea Village06:14 am06:21 pm12:07 h
Napari Village06:22 am06:28 pm12:06 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Tarawa)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:34 am06:40 pm12:05 h
February06:38 am06:45 pm12:07 h
March06:32 am06:41 pm12:08 h
April06:22 am06:33 pm12:11 h
May06:17 am06:30 pm12:13 h
June06:21 am06:35 pm12:14 h
July06:27 am06:40 pm12:14 h
August06:26 am06:38 pm12:12 h
September06:18 am06:28 pm12:09 h
October06:10 am06:17 pm12:07 h
November06:09 am06:15 pm12:06 h
December06:20 am06:25 pm12:05 h

Where does the sun rise in Kiribati?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Kiribati is Rawannawi Village in the region of Gilbert Islands. There, the sun rises at 6:11 am and sets at 6:18 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Napari Village (Line Islands) at 6:28 pm.


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. Tarawa lies on the 1st degree of northern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Kiribati it only lasts an average of 24 minutes. Kiribati is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:16 am06:32 pm11:16 h
New York (USA)06:57 am06:29 pm11:32 h
Sydney (Australia)06:23 am07:03 pm12:40 h
Manila (Philippines)05:45 am05:42 pm11:58 h
Moscow (Russia)06:42 am05:52 pm11:10 h
Shanghai (China)05:50 am05:33 pm11:44 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:38 am06:37 pm10:60 h

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