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Sunset Vanuatu

Sunrise and sunset in Vanuatu

Sunrise today: 6:15 h
Sunset today: 17:22 h
(Times for Port-Vila)

The times of sunrise and sunset in Vanuatu 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. Port-Vila is positioned near the 18 southern latitude. For comparison: New York's latitude is 40th in the north, having a much longer distance to the equator.

With up to 13:10 hours the longest days are in December. In June a night in Port-Vila lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Port-Vila rises at 6:15. The early sunset at 17:22 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
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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 June 24th., localtime in Vanuatu

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Isangel06:15 am05:15 pm10:59 h
Port-Vila06:15 am05:22 pm11:06 h
Sola06:11 am05:32 pm11:21 h
Lakatoro06:16 am05:28 pm11:13 h
Norsup06:16 am05:29 pm11:13 h
Luganville06:16 am05:31 pm11:15 h
Port-Olry06:15 am05:32 pm11:16 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 24 minutes. Vanuatu 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)04:41 am09:35 pm16:54 h
New York (USA)05:23 am08:32 pm15:09 h
Sydney (Australia)06:59 am04:55 pm9:57 h
Manila (Philippines)05:27 am06:29 pm13:02 h
Moscow (Russia)03:42 am09:21 pm17:38 h
Shanghai (China)04:49 am07:03 pm14:13 h
Helsinki (Finland)03:51 am10:54 pm19:03 h

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