Sunset Tuvalu

Sunrise and sunset in Tuvalu

Sunrise today: 6:07 h
Sunset today: 17:52 h
(Times for Funafuti)

Times for sunrise and sunset in Tuvalu won't differ much all over the year. The reason is the only fair proximity to the equator. So in summer the sun moves slightly to the north and in the winter slightly back to south, but without much change in the distance. E.g. in the Nordic countries of Europe the difference is much more extreme.

With up to approximately 12:40 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Funafuti lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Funafuti rises at 6:07. The early sunset at 17:52 makes the day currently a bit too short.

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Average length of day in Funafuti

Average length of day in Funafuti
      sunshine duration       twilight phase

Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Tuvalu

Sunset TuvaluThe 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 Tuvalu

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Funafuti06:07 am05:52 pm11:45 h
Asau Village06:07 am05:55 pm11:48 h
Savave Village06:09 am05:56 pm11:47 h
Kulia Village06:11 am06:03 pm11:52 h
Tanrake Village06:13 am06:02 pm11:49 h
Toga Village06:15 am06:06 pm11:51 h

Sunrise and sunset by month (Funafuti)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:54 am06:30 pm12:36 h
February06:04 am06:29 pm12:25 h
March06:06 am06:18 pm12:12 h
April06:04 am06:02 pm11:57 h
May06:06 am05:52 pm11:46 h
June06:13 am05:53 pm11:40 h
July06:17 am06:00 pm11:42 h
August06:11 am06:03 pm11:52 h
September05:56 am06:01 pm12:05 h
October05:39 am05:58 pm12:19 h
November05:31 am06:03 pm12:32 h
December05:38 am06:17 pm12:39 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. Funafuti lies on the 9th degree of southern latitude and thus very close to the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Tuvalu it only lasts an average of 23 minutes. Tuvalu is so close to the equator that there is no noticeable difference even between June and December.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)05:03 am09:02 pm15:59 h
New York (USA)05:35 am08:09 pm14:34 h
Sydney (Australia)06:40 am05:02 pm10:21 h
Manila (Philippines)05:26 am06:18 pm12:52 h
Moscow (Russia)04:10 am08:41 pm16:32 h
Shanghai (China)04:55 am06:45 pm13:51 h
Helsinki (Finland)04:30 am10:02 pm17:32 h

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