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Moon: 86.7%

Waning Gibbous

Current Time: May 25, 2016 at 8:08:57 AM


Sunrise Today: 5:53 AM 63° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:18 PM 298° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 11:33 PM 112° Southeast
Moonset Today: 9:13 AM 247° West


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 24 minutes (+1m 17s)

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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

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

Sun's current position over Earth

8:08 AM

Altitude

25.0°

Heading

82° E

Phase

Daylight

Day length

14h 24m 41s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 17s

Winter: +4h 47m

Summer: -17m 22s

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Santa Cruz 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 – 4:06 AM
Astro. Twilight4:06 AM – 4:46 AM
Nautical Twilight4:46 AM – 5:23 AM
Civil Twilight5:23 AM – 5:53 AM
Daylight5:53 AM – 8:18 PM
Civil Twilight8:18 PM – 8:48 PM
Nautical Twilight8:48 PM – 9:24 PM
Astro. Twilight9:24 PM – 10:05 PM
Night10:05 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 255:53 AM8:18 PM14:24:41+1:171:05 PM (74.2°)94.167
May 265:52 AM8:18 PM14:25:57+1:151:05 PM (74.3°)94.184
May 275:52 AM8:19 PM14:27:09+1:121:05 PM (74.5°)94.200
May 285:51 AM8:20 PM14:28:20+1:101:05 PM (74.7°)94.216
May 295:51 AM8:20 PM14:29:27+1:071:06 PM (74.8°)94.232
May 305:51 AM8:21 PM14:30:32+1:051:06 PM (75.0°)94.248
May 315:50 AM8:22 PM14:31:35+1:021:06 PM (75.1°)94.263
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2016

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2016DateTime
March EquinoxMar 199:30 PM
June SolsticeJun 203:34 PM
September EquinoxSep 227:21 AM
December SolsticeDec 212:44 AM
* All times are local Santa Cruz time.

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Today's Moon in Santa Cruz

The Moon's path in Santa Cruz 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

8:08 AM

Altitude

10.1°

Heading

237° SW

Phase

Waning Gibbous

Percent illuminated

86.7%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 25-9:13 AM11:33 PM3:59 AM(34.2°)243,92587.8%
May 26-10:09 AM-4:50 AM(35.6°)241,49380.1%
May 2712:17 AM11:09 AM-5:41 AM(38.0°)238,83370.9%
May 2812:57 AM12:11 PM-6:31 AM(41.2°)236,00260.4%
May 291:36 AM1:15 PM-7:22 AM(45.1°)233,10349.1%
May 302:13 AM2:20 PM-8:13 AM(49.6°)230,29537.6%
May 312:51 AM3:27 PM-9:05 AM(54.3°)227,78626.4%
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Santa Cruz This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 25, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:05 AMWed 6:28 PMWed 11:46 AMVery difficult
VenusWed 5:45 AMWed 7:59 PMWed 12:52 PMSlightly difficult
MarsWed 7:50 PMThu 5:36 AMThu 12:43 AMPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 1:28 PMThu 2:19 AMWed 7:53 PMPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 8:45 PMThu 6:37 AMThu 1:41 AMPerfect visibility
UranusWed 3:52 AMWed 4:46 PMWed 10:19 AMDifficult
NeptuneWed 2:10 AMWed 1:26 PMWed 7:48 AMVery difficult
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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