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Sunset Northern Marianas

Sunrise and sunset on the Northern Mariana Islands

Sunrise today: 5:46 h
Sunset today: 18:40 h
(Times for Saipan)

The times of sunrise and sunset on the Northern Mariana Islands 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 13 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 Saipan last almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Saipan rises at 5:46. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:40 Uhr in the early evening.


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Average length of day in Saipan

Average length of day in Saipan
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of the Northern Mariana Islands

Sunset Northern MarianasThe 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 17th., localtime on the Northern Mariana Islands

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Saipan05:46 am06:40 pm12:53 h
San Jose Village05:47 am06:40 pm12:53 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Saipan)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:45 am06:07 pm11:22 h
February06:40 am06:21 pm11:41 h
March06:23 am06:28 pm12:04 h
April06:01 am06:32 pm12:31 h
May05:47 am06:39 pm12:52 h
June05:45 am06:49 pm13:04 h
July05:53 am06:52 pm12:59 h
August06:01 am06:41 pm12:41 h
September06:04 am06:20 pm12:16 h
October06:07 am05:58 pm11:51 h
November06:17 am05:45 pm11:28 h
December06:33 am05:50 pm11:16 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. Saipan lies on the 15th degree of northern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator.While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, on the Northern Mariana Islands it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Saipan, while in December it's 23 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:04 am09:00 pm15:56 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:23 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:11 am08:40 pm16:28 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:33 am10:00 pm17:27 h

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