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The timezone on the Solomon Islands

Timezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". On the Solomon Islands exists only a single tonezone at UTC+11. E.g. New York is currently at UTC-5 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between NY and the Solomon Islands is 16 hours.

Solomon Islands has no time difference between summer and winter. A daylight saving time doesn't exist.


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RegionUTCStandard timeDaylight saving time
Countrywide+11Solomon Islands Time (SBT)none

Timezones

No daylight saving time on the Solomon Islands

Due to the sun's orbit around the equator, the days are longer in summer (November to February in the southern hemisphere). Countries that switch to daylight saving time in the summer months align the daylight phase with the human rhythm. Unused bright morning hours are thus shifted into the evening (more information on daylight saving time here).

However, due to its proximity to the equator, the impact on the Solomon Islands would not be particularly large. Honiara is located just 1,050 km from the equator. A day in midsummer would then not last from 05:57 to 18:39, but from 06:57 to 19:39. The effect would be quite noticeable in the evening, but the sun rising later in the morning falls at a time when many people are already awake. Thus, daylight saving time was never introduced on the Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands: Sunrise + sunsetSunrise and sunset on the Solomon IslandsTimes of sunrise and sunset for the most important cities on the Solomon Islands and the avg. length of daylight per month
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