How late is it now in Paris

Sunrise and sunset in France

Sunrise today: 6:00 a.m.
Sunset today: 9:33 pm
(Data for Paris)

The times for sunrise and sunset in France are largely determined by the high location in the northern hemisphere. Relatively high in the north, the days are long in summer and short in winter. With up to 16:10 hours, the longest days are in June. 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 Paris lasts almost 16 hours and the days start around 3 hours later.

These days, in mid-May, the sun rises in Paris at 6:00 a.m. The sunset, on the other hand, is quite late at 9:33 pm.


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Average length of daylight in Paris


Duration of sunshine at twilight


Sunrise and sunset in the largest cities of France

The order of the cities is from east to west, i.e. in the approximate direction of the course of the sun. However, since the sun's orbit is elliptical, sunrise and sunset are never at the same time on a whole degree of longitude. All data given for May 20th, local time in France.



Sunrise and sunset by month (Paris)

Where does the sun rise in France?

The sun always rises in the east, everywhere and regardless of the country or continent. The easternmost city in France is Bastia in the Corsica department. There the sun rises at 5:53 a.m. and sets again at 8:44 p.m. The latest sunset is currently in the west in the town of Ploudalmézeau (Brittany) at 10:00 p.m.

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. Paris is located at 49 degrees north latitude, which means that it is quite far from the equator. While a sunset near the equator only lasts around 20 minutes, the average time in France is 40 minutes. In June it is around 43 minutes in Paris, while in December it is 37 minutes.

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