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Sunset Tuvalu

Sunrise and sunset in Tuvalu

Sunrise today: 5:45 h
Sunset today: 17:59 h
(Times for Funafuti)

Sunrise and sunset in Tuvalu 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 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 5:45. The early sunset at 17:59 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Funafuti

Average length of day in Funafuti
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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 October 4th., localtime in Tuvalu

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Funafuti05:45 am05:59 pm12:14 h
Asau Village05:47 am06:00 pm12:13 h
Savave Village05:48 am06:02 pm12:14 h
Kulia Village05:53 am06:05 pm12:13 h
Tanrake Village05:53 am06:06 pm12:13 h
Toga Village05:57 am06:09 pm12:13 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 24 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)07:11 am06:39 pm11:28 h
New York (USA)06:54 am06:34 pm11:40 h
Sydney (Australia)06:27 am07:00 pm12:34 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:44 pm12:00 h
Moscow (Russia)06:36 am06:00 pm11:24 h
Shanghai (China)05:48 am05:37 pm11:49 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:31 am06:46 pm11:16 h

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