On Twitter this afternoon I was asked this question: RT @Calzo: “Does it ever start to get lighter at night in Central / East Thailand? Later than 6pm?”. At the moment, the sun is rising in Bangkok at 6:08 a.m. and then setting at 6:06 p.m. So, the day is about 12 hours long. As we are near the equator, we don’t get the big difference in length of day like they do in Northern European countries. For us, the difference between winter and summer days is less than an hour.
At the moment, the sun is rising slightly later each day as we go into winter. This means many of us will soon be going to work in the dark. This picture was the view from my office this morning at about 6:15 a.m. By next month it will still be dark at that time. The sun will continue rising later until the end of January when it will rise at 6:46 a.m. To answer his question as to whether it gets darker later at night, the answer is yes. But the latest that the sun will set is only at 6:50 p.m. at the end of June.