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Sunrise and sunset in Germany

Sunrise today: 4:55 h
Sunset today: 9:11 pm
(Data for Berlin)

The times for sunrise and sunset in Germany are largely determined by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high up in the north, the days are long in summer and short in winter. With almost 17 hours, the longest days are in June. The sunset is then only at 9:33 p.m., although it can be reasonably light for another hour, depending on the weather. The longest dark nights, on the other hand, are in winter (in the southern hemisphere it is exactly the opposite). In December the night in Berlin lasts almost 17 hours and the days start around 4 hours later.

If you want to watch the sunrise these days, you have to get up early in the morning. The sun rises in Berlin at 4:55 a.m. The sunset, on the other hand, is quite late at 9:11 pm.


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Average length of daylight in Berlin


Duration of sunshine at twilight


Sunrise and sunset in the largest cities of Germany

The order of the cities is from east to west, i.e. in the approximate direction of the course of the sun. Since the sun's orbit is elliptical, sunrise and sunset are never at the same time on a whole degree of longitude. The information relates to May 24th, local time in Germany.



Cardinal direction of the course of the sun

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. For example, it is already daytime in Asia while we are still sleeping in Germany. On the other hand, the Americans are much later and only get up when it is long past noon in Germany.

Winter time is - as long as it has not yet been abolished - our normal time, which is also aligned with the optimal course of the sun. At noon at noon, the sun is exactly south of us. In our summer time we have an artificial shift that ensures that it gets light later. Then the actual noon is an hour later and the sun is only at its zenith at 1 p.m.

Sunrise and sunset over the course of the year (Berlin)

Where does the sun rise in Germany?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in Germany is Görlitz in the state of Saxony. There the sun rises at 4:55 a.m. and sets again at 8:58 p.m. The latest sunset can be seen in the west in the city of Selfkant (North Rhine-Westphalia) at 21:34.

Duration of the sunset

The distance from the equator and the orbit of the sun not only determine the time of sunrise and sunset. The further a country is from the equator, the more oblique is the path of the sun to the horizon. And this results in a different duration that a sunset takes. Berlin is located at 53 degrees north latitude, very far from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts around 20 minutes, the average time in Germany is 46 minutes. In June it is around 50 minutes in Berlin, while in December it is 41 minutes.

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