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Flag for South Africa Cape Town, South Africa — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 13.7%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 3, 2016 at 11:44:27 am


Sunrise Today: 5:28 am 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 7:45 pm 242° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 8:44 am 112° Southeast
Moonset Today: 10:49 pm 249° West


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 16 minutes (+56s)

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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

The Sun's altitude in Cape Town today. The horizontal line signifies the horizon, the vertical lines show the times of sunrise and sunset. Altitude and heading are displayed in a separate box. The graph defaults to current time. Hover over it to select a different time. How to use this

Sun's current position over Earth

11:44 am

Altitude

73.6°

Heading

47° NE

Phase

Daylight

Day length

14h 16m 35s

Change since

Yesterday: +56s

Winter: +4h 22m

Summer: -8m 26s

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Cape Town today. Black is nighttime, light blue is daytime. The darker blue shadings represent the twilight phases during dawn (left) and dusk (right). Hover over the graph for more information. How to use this

Night12:00 am – 3:46 am
Astro. Twilight3:46 am – 4:24 am
Nautical Twilight4:24 am – 4:59 am
Civil Twilight4:59 am – 5:28 am
Daylight5:28 am – 7:45 pm
Civil Twilight7:45 pm – 8:13 pm
Nautical Twilight8:13 pm – 8:49 pm
Astro. Twilight8:49 pm – 9:27 pm
Night9:27 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 35:28 am7:45 pm14:16:35+0:5612:36 pm (78.3°)91.626
Dec 45:28 am7:46 pm14:17:29+0:5312:37 pm (78.4°)91.612
Dec 55:28 am7:46 pm14:18:19+0:5012:37 pm (78.5°)91.598
Dec 65:28 am7:47 pm14:19:07+0:4712:38 pm (78.6°)91.584
Dec 75:28 am7:48 pm14:19:52+0:4412:38 pm (78.8°)91.571
Dec 85:28 am7:49 pm14:20:34+0:4212:38 pm (78.9°)91.559
Dec 95:28 am7:50 pm14:21:13+0:3912:39 pm (79.0°)91.546
* All times are local time for Cape Town. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2016

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2016DateTime
March EquinoxMar 206:30 am
June SolsticeJun 2112:34 am
September EquinoxSep 224:21 pm
December SolsticeDec 2112:44 pm
* All times are local Cape Town time.

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Today's Moon in Cape Town

The Moon's path in Cape Town today. The horizontal line signifies the horizon, the vertical lines show times and headings of moonrise and moonset. The graph defaults to current time. Hover over it to select a different time. How to use this

Year 2016 Moon Phases

11:44 am

Altitude

34.6°

Heading

89° E

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

13.7%

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 38:44 am10:49 pm-3:48 pm(73.4°)246,27614.8%
Dec 49:39 am11:32 pm-4:37 pm(71.3°)243,83022.8%
Dec 510:36 am--5:26 pm(68.4°)240,99632.2%
Dec 6-12:11 am11:35 am6:15 pm(64.8°)237,83242.7%
Dec 7-12:50 am12:36 pm7:04 pm(60.5°)234,45653.8%
Dec 8-1:27 am1:38 pm7:55 pm(55.9°)231,05565.0%
Dec 9-2:04 am2:43 pm8:46 pm(51.1°)227,88475.8%
* All times are local time for Cape Town. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Cape Town This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Dec 3, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 6:39 amSat 9:19 pmSat 1:59 pmAverage visiblity
VenusSat 8:34 amSat 10:57 pmSat 3:46 pmGreat visibility
MarsSat 10:29 amSun 12:08 amSat 5:19 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterSat 2:44 amSat 3:19 pmSat 9:01 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 6:00 amSat 8:08 pmSat 1:04 pmNot visible
UranusSat 3:31 pmSun 2:53 amSat 9:12 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 12:14 pmSun 1:05 amSat 6:39 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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