Sunset Tonga

Sunrise and sunset in Tonga

Sunrise today: 7:08 h
Sunset today: 18:07 h
(Times for Nuku‘alofa)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Tonga are determined by its location in the southern hemisphere. South of the equator, the longest days are in the months from December to March, while the shortest are in the period from June to September. In the northern hemisphere, it is the other way around. With up to about 13:30 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 14 hours in Nuku‘alofa and start about 2 hours later.

During these days, the sun in Nuku‘alofa rises at 7:08. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:07 in the early evening.

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Average length of day in Nuku‘alofa

Average length of day in Nuku‘alofa
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Tonga

Sunset TongaThe 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 May 30th., localtime in Tonga

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Hihifo06:54 am06:11 pm11:17 h
Neiafu06:59 am06:07 pm11:08 h
Pangai07:03 am06:06 pm11:04 h
‘Ohonua07:08 am06:06 pm10:58 h
Vaini07:08 am06:07 pm10:59 h
Nuku‘alofa07:08 am06:07 pm10:59 h
Haveluloto07:09 am06:07 pm10:59 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Nuku‘alofa)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:10 am07:29 pm13:19 h
February06:30 am07:19 pm12:49 h
March06:41 am06:57 pm12:15 h
April06:51 am06:30 pm11:38 h
May07:02 am06:11 pm11:09 h
June07:14 am06:08 pm10:54 h
July07:16 am06:17 pm11:00 h
August07:02 am06:28 pm11:26 h
September06:35 am06:36 pm12:01 h
October06:08 am06:44 pm12:37 h
November05:50 am07:00 pm13:10 h
December05:52 am07:19 pm13:27 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, causing sunset to last for a different duration. Nuku‘alofa lies on the 21st degree of southern latitude and is therefore quite far away from the equator. While a sunset near the equator lasts only about 20 minutes, in Tonga, this period averages 26 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Nuku‘alofa, while in December it's 27 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)04:49 am09:18 pm16:29 h
New York (USA)05:26 am08:20 pm14:53 h
Sydney (Australia)06:48 am04:56 pm10:08 h
Manila (Philippines)05:24 am06:22 pm12:57 h
Moscow (Russia)03:52 am09:01 pm17:08 h
Shanghai (China)04:50 am06:53 pm14:03 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:07 am10:27 pm18:20 h

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