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Sunset Vanuatu

Sunrise and sunset in Vanuatu

Sunrise today: 5:25 h
Sunset today: 17:45 h
(Times for Port-Vila)

The times for sunrise and sunset in in Vanuatu 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 13:10 hours, there are the longest days in December. In June, on the other hand, they last about 13 hours in Port-Vila and start about 60 minutes later.

Who wants to look at the sunrise in these days, has to wake up early. Sunrise in Port-Vila starts already at 5:25 in the morning. The early sunset at 17:45 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Port-Vila

Average length of day in Port-Vila
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Vanuatu

Sunset VanuatuThe 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 Vanuatu

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Isangel05:21 am05:42 pm12:22 h
Port-Vila05:25 am05:45 pm12:20 h
Sola05:29 am05:47 pm12:18 h
Lakatoro05:29 am05:48 pm12:19 h
Norsup05:29 am05:48 pm12:19 h
Luganville05:30 am05:49 pm12:19 h
Port-Olry05:31 am05:49 pm12:18 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Port-Vila)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:22 am06:29 pm13:07 h
February05:39 am06:22 pm12:43 h
March05:48 am06:03 pm12:15 h
April05:54 am05:39 pm11:44 h
May06:03 am05:22 pm11:20 h
June06:13 am05:20 pm11:07 h
July06:16 am05:28 pm11:12 h
August06:04 am05:37 pm11:33 h
September05:41 am05:42 pm12:01 h
October05:17 am05:48 pm12:31 h
November05:01 am06:00 pm12:59 h
December05:04 am06:18 pm13:13 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. Port-Vila lies on the 18th degree of southern latitude and thus a good distance from the equator. While a sunset in the northern USA or central Europe can take almost an hour, in Vanuatu it only lasts an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 25 minutes in Port-Vila, while in December it's 26 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)07:11 am06:39 pm11:28 h
New York (USA)06:53 am06:36 pm11:43 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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