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Moon: 24.0%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Sep 25, 2016 at 3:36:40 PM


Sunrise Today: 6:59 AM 91° East
Sunset Today: 6:59 PM 269° West


Moonrise Today: 1:51 AM 69° East
Moonset Today: 4:03 PM 290° West


Daylight Hours: 12 hours (-2m 20s)

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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

3:36 PM

Altitude

37.2°

Heading

233° SW

Phase

Daylight

Day length

12h 33s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 20s

Winter: +2h 23m

Summer: -2h 41m

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 – 5:32 AM
Astro. Twilight5:32 AM – 6:03 AM
Nautical Twilight6:03 AM – 6:33 AM
Civil Twilight6:33 AM – 6:59 AM
Daylight6:59 AM – 6:59 PM
Civil Twilight6:59 PM – 7:25 PM
Nautical Twilight7:25 PM – 7:55 PM
Astro. Twilight7:55 PM – 8:26 PM
Night8:26 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 256:59 AM6:59 PM12:00:33−2:2012:59 PM (51.8°)93.200
Sep 267:00 AM6:58 PM11:58:13−2:2012:59 PM (51.4°)93.174
Sep 277:01 AM6:56 PM11:55:52−2:2012:59 PM (51.0°)93.148
Sep 287:01 AM6:55 PM11:53:32−2:2012:58 PM (50.6°)93.122
Sep 297:02 AM6:53 PM11:51:12−2:2012:58 PM (50.2°)93.096
Sep 307:03 AM6:52 PM11:48:51−2:2012:58 PM (49.8°)93.069
Oct 17:04 AM6:50 PM11:46:31−2:2012:58 PM (49.5°)93.043
* 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

3:36 PM

Altitude

4.1°

Heading

286° W

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

24.0%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 251:51 AM4:03 PM-8:59 AM(69.2°)238,57226.5%
Sep 262:51 AM4:44 PM-9:50 AM(66.7°)241,11817.5%
Sep 273:50 AM5:21 PM-10:39 AM(63.6°)243,47910.2%
Sep 284:48 AM5:56 PM-11:25 AM(59.9°)245,6374.8%
Sep 295:45 AM6:28 PM-12:10 PM(56.0°)247,5751.4%
Sep 306:42 AM7:00 PM-12:54 PM(52.0°)249,2650.1%
Oct 17:38 AM7:31 PM-1:37 PM(48.0°)250,6590.7%
* 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, Sun, Sep 25, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 5:36 AMSun 6:17 PMSun 11:57 AMSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 9:25 AMSun 8:15 PMSun 2:50 PMFairly good visibility
MarsSun 2:06 PMSun 11:21 PMSun 6:43 PMAverage visiblity
JupiterSun 7:02 AMSun 7:03 PMSun 1:02 PMExtremely difficult to see
SaturnSun 12:30 PMSun 10:23 PMSun 5:27 PMAverage visiblity
UranusSun 7:45 PMMon 8:40 AMMon 2:13 AMAverage visiblity
NeptuneSun 5:58 PMMon 5:09 AMSun 11:34 PMDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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