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Cairns, Qld, Australia — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 82.5%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 19, 2018 at 9:25:18 am


Sunrise Today: 5:39 am 115° Southeast
Sunset Today: 6:48 pm 245° West


Moonrise Today: 3:19 pm 79° East
Moonset Today: 2:31 am 278° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 8 minutes (+4s)

Location of CairnsLocation

Today's Sun Position in Cairns

Time:9:25 am
Altitude:50.1°
Direction:106° E
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 13h 8m 29s (Dec 19, 2018)

4 seconds longer than yesterday (Dec 18, 2018)

2 hours, 1 minute longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

5 seconds shorter than summer solstice (Dec 22, 2017)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cairns Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:17 am
Astro. Twilight4:17 am – 4:47 am
Nautical Twilight4:47 am – 5:15 am
Civil Twilight5:15 am – 5:39 am
Daylight5:39 am – 6:48 pm
Civil Twilight6:48 pm – 7:11 pm
Nautical Twilight7:11 pm – 7:40 pm
Astro. Twilight7:40 pm – 8:09 pm
Night8:09 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cairns - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 195:39 am6:48 pm13:08:29+0:0412:13 pm (83.5°)91.458
Dec 205:39 am6:48 pm13:08:32+0:0312:14 pm (83.5°)91.451
Dec 215:40 am6:49 pm13:08:34+0:0112:14 pm (83.5°)91.444
Dec 225:40 am6:49 pm13:08:34< 1s12:15 pm (83.5°)91.437
Dec 235:41 am6:50 pm13:08:33< 1s12:15 pm (83.5°)91.431
Dec 245:41 am6:50 pm13:08:31−0:0212:16 pm (83.5°)91.426
Dec 255:42 am6:50 pm13:08:27−0:0312:16 pm (83.5°)91.422
* All times are local time for Cairns. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Summer Solstice) is on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 8:22 am in Cairns. In terms of daylight, this day is 2 hours, 2 minutes longer than on June Solstice. In locations south of Equator, the longest day of the year is around this date.

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Today's Moon in Cairns

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Cairns - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 19-2:31 am3:19 pm9:18 pm(61.3°)235,40586.4%
Dec 20-3:14 am4:16 pm10:10 pm(57.1°)231,70093.2%
Dec 21-4:01 am5:16 pm11:06 pm(53.7°)228,48297.9%
Dec 22-4:54 am6:19 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Dec 23-5:52 am7:22 pm12:06 am(51.5°)226,06299.9%
Dec 24-6:54 am8:24 pm1:08 am(50.9°)224,66598.9%
Dec 25-7:59 am9:22 pm2:11 am(52.0°)224,38994.7%
* All times are local time for Cairns. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Cairns This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 4:17 amWed 5:13 pmWed 10:45 amAverage visibility
VenusWed 2:49 amWed 3:24 pmWed 9:07 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 11:48 amThu 12:01 amWed 5:55 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 4:27 amWed 5:24 pmWed 10:56 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 6:38 amWed 7:39 pmWed 1:08 pmDifficult to see
UranusWed 2:24 pmThu 2:01 amWed 8:12 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 11:17 amWed 11:37 pmWed 5:27 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cairns.

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