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Moon: 36.2%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 5, 2016 at 5:04:18 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:07 am 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:51 pm 242° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 11:34 am 105° East
Moonset Today: 10:46 pm 257° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 44 minutes (-53s)

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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 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

5:04 pm

Altitude

-1.9°

Heading

244° SW

Phase

Civil Twilight

Day length

9h 44m 22s

Change since

Yesterday: -53s

Winter: +6m 55s

Summer: -4h 57m

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 – 5:34 am
Astro. Twilight5:34 am – 6:06 am
Nautical Twilight6:06 am – 6:38 am
Civil Twilight6:38 am – 7:07 am
Daylight7:07 am – 4:51 pm
Civil Twilight4:51 pm – 5:20 pm
Nautical Twilight5:20 pm – 5:52 pm
Astro. Twilight5:52 pm – 6:24 pm
Night6:24 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 57:07 am4:51 pm9:44:22−0:5311:59 am (30.6°)91.593
Dec 67:08 am4:51 pm9:43:31−0:5011:59 am (30.5°)91.579
Dec 77:08 am4:51 pm9:42:44−0:4712:00 pm (30.3°)91.566
Dec 87:09 am4:51 pm9:41:59−0:4412:00 pm (30.2°)91.554
Dec 97:10 am4:51 pm9:41:18−0:4112:01 pm (30.2°)91.542
Dec 107:11 am4:52 pm9:40:40−0:3712:01 pm (30.1°)91.530
Dec 117:12 am4:52 pm9:40:06−0:3412:02 pm (30.0°)91.519
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. 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

5:04 pm

Altitude

41.0°

Heading

179° S

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

36.2%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 511:34 am10:46 pm-5:07 pm(41.0°)239,79636.2%
Dec 612:11 pm11:47 pm-5:56 pm(44.8°)236,53146.9%
Dec 712:47 pm--6:46 pm(49.2°)233,11958.2%
Dec 8-12:51 am1:23 pm7:36 pm(53.9°)229,77569.3%
Dec 9-1:57 am2:01 pm8:29 pm(58.7°)226,77479.7%
Dec 10-3:05 am2:41 pm9:24 pm(63.2°)224,42688.6%
Dec 11-4:15 am3:25 pm10:22 pm(67.1°)223,02895.3%
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. 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, Mon, Dec 5, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:47 amMon 6:04 pmMon 1:26 pmAverage visiblity
VenusMon 10:21 amMon 8:00 pmMon 3:10 pmGreat visibility
MarsMon 11:26 amMon 9:51 pmMon 4:38 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterTue 2:28 amTue 1:56 pmTue 8:12 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 7:24 amMon 5:11 pmMon 12:18 pmNot visible
UranusMon 2:00 pmTue 2:49 amMon 8:24 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 12:17 pmMon 11:27 pmMon 5:52 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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