20 Answers

Are the nights much longer in Lanzarote than here ?

Asked by: 6th February 2013


20 Answers

  1. H R H on Feb 06, 2013

    I dont think so .There is still 24hours in a day the same as in the UK.

  2. Jackie Wardle on Feb 06, 2013

    🙂 Had to smile, but do know what they mean!!!!

  3. Joe Strummer on Feb 06, 2013

    Depends on who you are with I suppose

  4. stephenbaxter551 on Feb 06, 2013

    ya id say about at least an hour ,if you look at live webcam at 5.30 pm you ll see what i mean!

  5. dave love on Feb 06, 2013

    Tom, i think i will give you a straight answer mate. during the winter months the daylight hours are approx one and half hours longer in Lanzarote than they are in the uk. but in the summer months the uk has approx two and half half more day light hours than Lanzarote. if you look at ther beachbar live web cam tonight at 6pm you will still see it is daylight. if you look at these 2 websites you can compare the daylight hours:-



    i shall leave you to work out how many hours it is dark in both countries

    back to the comedians now

  6. Steamy on Feb 06, 2013

    I suppose it depends where you are though! Where’s ‘here’?

    However, sunset today is around 18:40 – i.e. twenty to 7 in the evening, whilst sunrise tomorrow is around 07:40 – i.e. 20 minutes to 8, so nope, nights (darkness hours) are much shorter than for example, in the UK.

  7. Steve p on Feb 06, 2013

    It depends on the time of year ie the day light hours are longer now there than in the UK at this time of year ie Lanzarote sunrise is about 7.40am there with sunset at 18.40.

    mid June for example there are less daylight hours there the sunsets about 21.00 but unlike in the UK the sunrise is a lot later around 6.30 TO 7am

  8. H R H on Feb 06, 2013

    Tom Iles, you are not new to this site and have answered many questions in the past. I am suprised you have asked a question about dark night when you should know the answer to this yourself. Are you trying to wind everyone up ?

  9. Tom Iles on Feb 06, 2013

    HRH. Unfortunately I have never asked a question before and somehow my full question was not printed. I was trying to be slightly amusing by stating that the webcam showed darkness to well past 10.00 am and so I assumed the nights were longer. I’ll try harder next time to get it right.

    • dave love on Feb 06, 2013

      Tom. it does show you the date and time on the web cam the last time it was updated, so you know when it was last recorded, the best web cam is the beach bar, it is actually live, showing pictures as they happen (not still photos) the link is:

      < - link removed by ADMIN, see FAQ.2 ->

      This webcam is available already (popup window) from the link section of our webcam page : http://www.secretlanzarote.com/webcam.html

  10. Steve p on Feb 06, 2013

    This time of year they dont switch on the web cam untill after 10am each day

  11. Tom Iles on Feb 06, 2013

    And some fell on stoney ground.

    • dave love on Feb 06, 2013

      Tom, can you explain your statement above in more detail please??????

  12. H R H on Feb 06, 2013

    Tom Iles. I only claim you have only answered questions before, not asked them. I think you are out of your depth on this topic and should shut up .

  13. Barry Dunne on Feb 06, 2013

    Popcorn anyone?

  14. Tom Iles on Feb 06, 2013

    Not sure what I said in my reply to HRH that warranted the venom. I was trying to explain why my original question appeared to be a bit silly. How can someone be out of their depth when discussing something as obvious as the length of night time? Clearly, the nearer to the equator you get the longer the daylight is. To answer your question Dave Love, I was trying to be amusing about all this and clearly you missed that and so my statement was made.I will now shut up as HRH requested as I am clearly out of my depth on this site with so many brain boxes contributing

  15. Jackie Wardle on Feb 07, 2013

    Some of you do get stroppy. This is not a chat forum, but a queston and answer site. Therefore people are asking (most of the time) genuine questions that they would like helpful answers to.

  16. David myers on Feb 07, 2013

    Dave Love his first answer seems spot on,
    Barry could you make mine Butterkist

  17. Brian Golding on Feb 09, 2013

    Just to throw a spanner in the works we are heading for the Spring Equinox (21st March)
    equinox meaning equal and the day and night will be equal in length both north and south of the equator.

    • dave love on Feb 09, 2013

      Brian. just to be precise for 21st march 2013
      lanzarote sunrise 06.57 hrs sunset 19.07hrs
      London sunrise 06.01hrs sunset 18.15hrs

      therefore London has 4 minutes more daylight than Lanzarote

      only joking!!!!!