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Moon: 2.0%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: May 5, 2016 at 10:04:59 AM


Sunrise Today: 6:09 AM 69° East
Sunset Today: 8:01 PM 292° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 5:36 AM 81° East
Moonset Today: 6:58 PM 282° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 52 minutes (+1m 55s)

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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

10:04 AM

Altitude

45.5°

Heading

105° E

Phase

Daylight

Day length

13h 52m 15s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 55s

Winter: +4h 14m

Summer: -49m 49s

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 – 4:30 AM
Astro. Twilight4:30 AM – 5:06 AM
Nautical Twilight5:06 AM – 5:41 AM
Civil Twilight5:41 AM – 6:09 AM
Daylight6:09 AM – 8:01 PM
Civil Twilight8:01 PM – 8:29 PM
Nautical Twilight8:29 PM – 9:04 PM
Astro. Twilight9:04 PM – 9:41 PM
Night9:41 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 56:09 AM8:01 PM13:52:15+1:551:05 PM (69.6°)93.777
May 66:08 AM8:02 PM13:54:09+1:541:05 PM (69.9°)93.800
May 76:07 AM8:03 PM13:56:02+1:521:05 PM (70.1°)93.822
May 86:06 AM8:04 PM13:57:53+1:511:05 PM (70.4°)93.844
May 96:05 AM8:05 PM13:59:42+1:491:04 PM (70.7°)93.865
May 106:04 AM8:05 PM14:01:30+1:471:04 PM (70.9°)93.886
May 116:03 AM8:06 PM14:03:17+1:461:04 PM (71.2°)93.906
* 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

10:04 AM

Altitude

49.4°

Heading

128° SE

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

2.0%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 55:36 AM6:58 PM-12:13 PM(61.3°)222,4271.7%
May 66:20 AM8:10 PM-1:11 PM(65.5°)222,6070.1%
May 77:08 AM9:19 PM-2:11 PM(68.6°)224,0511.9%
May 88:00 AM10:24 PM-3:11 PM(70.6°)226,6106.7%
May 98:56 AM11:24 PM-4:10 PM(71.2°)230,00714.0%
May 109:54 AM--5:07 PM(70.5°)233,88923.1%
May 11-12:16 AM10:54 AM6:00 PM(68.7°)237,89833.2%
* 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

PlanetRiseSetMeridian
MercuryThu 6:25 AMThu 8:29 PMThu 1:27 PM
VenusThu 5:50 AMThu 7:15 PMThu 12:32 PM
MarsThu 9:36 PMFri 7:21 AMFri 2:28 AM
JupiterThu 2:45 PMFri 3:36 AMThu 9:11 PM
SaturnThu 10:09 PMFri 8:01 AMFri 3:05 AM
UranusThu 5:08 AMThu 6:00 PMThu 11:34 AM
NeptuneThu 3:28 AMThu 2:44 PMThu 9:06 AM
PlutoThu 12:32 AMThu 10:23 AMThu 5:28 AM
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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