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Sunset Wallis and Futuna

Sunrise and sunset in Wallis and Futuna

Sunrise today: 5:31 h
Sunset today: 17:41 h
(Times for Mata-Utu)

Sunrise and sunset in Wallis and Futuna 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 13 hours the longest days happen to be in December. In June a night in Mata-Utu lasts almost 13 hours.

In these days the sun in Mata-Utu rises at 5:31. The early sunset at 17:41 makes the day currently a bit too short.


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Average length of day in Mata-Utu

Average length of day in Mata-Utu
      sunshine duration       twilight phase


Sunrise and sunset in the most important cities of Wallis and Futuna

Sunset Wallis and FutunaThe 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 September 24th., localtime in Wallis and Futuna

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Mata-Utu05:31 am05:41 pm12:10 h
Alo05:38 am05:49 pm12:11 h
Sigavé05:39 am05:49 pm12:11 h


Sunrise and sunset by month (Mata-Utu)

MonthSunriseSunsetHours of daylight
January05:28 am06:19 pm12:51 h
February05:42 am06:15 pm12:33 h
March05:47 am05:59 pm12:13 h
April05:49 am05:39 pm11:50 h
May05:54 am05:27 pm11:32 h
June06:03 am05:26 pm11:23 h
July06:07 am05:34 pm11:27 h
August05:57 am05:40 pm11:43 h
September05:37 am05:41 pm12:04 h
October05:17 am05:43 pm12:26 h
November05:06 am05:52 pm12:46 h
December05:11 am06:08 pm12:57 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. Mata-Utu lies on the 13th 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 Wallis and Futuna it only lasts an average of 25 minutes. In June, it's about 24 minutes in Mata-Utu, while in December it's 25 minutes.

International cities for comparison

CitySunriseSunsetHours of daylight
Berlin (Germany)06:54 am07:02 pm12:09 h
New York (USA)06:44 am06:51 pm12:07 h
Sydney (Australia)05:40 am05:53 pm12:13 h
Manila (Philippines)05:44 am05:52 pm12:08 h
Moscow (Russia)06:16 am06:26 pm12:09 h
Shanghai (China)05:42 am05:50 pm12:08 h
Helsinki (Finland)07:07 am07:17 pm12:10 h

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