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Sunset Samoa

Sunrise and sunset in Samoa

Sunrise today: 5:50 h
Sunset today: 18:47 h
(Times for Apia)
Sunrise and sunset in Samoa 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 13 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Apia lasts almost 13 hours.
During these days, the sun in Apia rises at 5:50. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:47 in the early evening.
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Average length of day in Apia

Average length of day in Apia
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Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Samoa

Sunset SamoaThe cities are ordered by their geographic position from east to west, so in an approximate direction of the sun's course. Since the orbit around the sun is elliptical, sunrise or sunset never happen on a whole longitude at the same time. All data given for December 7th., localtime in Samoa
CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Falefa05:49 am06:46 pm12:57 h
Lufilufi05:49 am06:46 pm12:57 h
Solosolo05:49 am06:46 pm12:57 h
Matavai05:49 am06:47 pm12:58 h
Apia05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Vaiusu05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Siusega05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Faleula05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Malie05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Afenga05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Lotofaga05:50 am06:47 pm12:58 h
Fasito‘outa05:50 am06:47 pm12:57 h
Nofoali‘i05:50 am06:48 pm12:57 h
Leulumoega05:50 am06:48 pm12:57 h
Satapuala05:50 am06:48 pm12:57 h
Mulifanua05:51 am06:48 pm12:57 h
Vailoa05:52 am06:49 pm12:57 h
Gataivai05:52 am06:49 pm12:57 h
Safotu05:53 am06:49 pm12:56 h
Asau05:54 am06:50 pm12:56 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Apia)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:10 am07:03 pm12:53 h
February06:24 am06:58 pm12:34 h
March06:29 am06:42 pm12:13 h
April06:32 am06:21 pm11:49 h
May06:38 am06:08 pm11:31 h
June06:47 am06:08 pm11:21 h
July06:50 am06:15 pm11:25 h
August06:40 am06:22 pm11:42 h
September06:20 am06:23 pm12:04 h
October05:59 am06:26 pm12:27 h
November05:47 am06:35 pm12:48 h
December05:53 am06:51 pm12:59 h

Where does the sun rise in Samoa?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Samoa is Samamea in the region of Va‘a-o-Fonoti. There, the sun rises at 5:48 am and sets at 6:46 pm these days. The latest sunset is currently experienced in the west in the city of Asau (Vaisigano) at 18:50.

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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Apia lies on the 14th degree of southern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Samoa, it lasts only an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Apia, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)08:00 am03:55 pm7:55 h
New York (USA)07:04 am04:30 pm9:26 h
Sydney (Australia)05:35 am07:57 pm14:22 h
Manila (Philippines)06:07 am05:27 pm11:20 h
Moscow (Russia)08:41 am04:00 pm7:19 h
Shanghai (China)06:38 am04:52 pm10:15 h
Helsinki (Finland)09:04 am03:18 pm6:14 h

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