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Sunset Tonga

Sunrise and sunset in Tonga

Sunrise today: 7:04 h
Sunset today: 18:10 h
(Times for Nuku‘alofa)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Tonga are caused by the southern position in the hemisphere. Not that far in the south, but quite noticable the longest days are in winter months, while the shortest days fall into our summer. In the northern hemisphere it is vice versa. Nuku‘alofa is positioned near the 21 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:30 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Nuku‘alofa lasts almost 14 hours.

In these days the sun in Nuku‘alofa rises at 7:04. The Sunset can currently be watched at about 18:10 Uhr 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 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 18th., localtime in Tonga

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Hihifo06:50 am06:12 pm11:22 h
Neiafu06:55 am06:09 pm11:14 h
Pangai06:58 am06:08 pm11:10 h
‘Ohonua07:03 am06:08 pm11:05 h
Vaini07:04 am06:09 pm11:05 h
Nuku‘alofa07:04 am06:10 pm11:06 h
Haveluloto07:04 am06:10 pm11:06 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Nuku‘alofa)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January06:11 am07:29 pm13:18 h
February06:30 am07:19 pm12:49 h
March06:42 am06:57 pm12:15 h
April06:51 am06:29 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
October06:07 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. And this causes a different duration that a sunset takes. 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 only lasts about 20 minutes, in Tonga this period averages 25 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Nuku‘alofa, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:34 am08:10 pm14:36 h
Sydney (Australia)06:41 am05:01 pm10:20 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:53 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:54 am06:46 pm13:52 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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