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Christchurch, CAN, New Zealand — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 31.3%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Sep 22, 2020 at 8:26:59 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:18 am 90° East
Sunset Today: 6:26 pm 269° West
Moonrise Today: 9:08 am 116° Southeast
Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 7 minutes (+2m 57s)
Location of ChristchurchLocation

Today's Sun Position in Christchurch

Time:8:26 pm
Altitude:-22.1°
Direction:247° W
Phase:Night

Day length today: 12h 7m 21s (Sep 22, 2020)

2 minutes, 57 seconds longer than yesterday (Sep 21, 2020)

3 hours, 10 minutes longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2020)

3 hours, 18 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Dec 22, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Christchurch Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:42 am
Astro. Twilight4:42 am – 5:16 am
Nautical Twilight5:16 am – 5:50 am
Civil Twilight5:50 am – 6:18 am
Daylight6:18 am – 6:26 pm
Civil Twilight6:26 pm – 6:54 pm
Nautical Twilight6:54 pm – 7:28 pm
Astro. Twilight7:28 pm – 8:02 pm
Night8:02 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Christchurch - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 226:18 am6:26 pm12:07:21+2:5712:22 pm (46.3°)93.304
Sep 236:17 am6:27 pm12:10:19+2:5712:21 pm (46.7°)93.278
Sep 246:15 am6:28 pm12:13:16+2:5712:21 pm (47.0°)93.251
Sep 256:13 am6:29 pm12:16:14+2:5712:21 pm (47.4°)93.224
Sep 266:11 am6:30 pm12:19:12+2:5712:20 pm (47.8°)93.197
Note: hours shift because clocks change forward 1 hour. (See the note below this table for details)
Sep 277:09 am7:31 pm12:22:10+2:571:20 pm (48.2°)93.170
Sep 287:07 am7:33 pm12:25:08+2:571:20 pm (48.6°)93.143
* All times are local time for Christchurch. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Note that Daylight Saving Time starts on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 2:00 am, and this is accounted for above.

September Equinox (Vernal Equinox) is on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:30 am in Christchurch.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Today's Moon in Christchurch

Year 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Christchurch - Next 7 days

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2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 229:08 am--4:38 pm(65.7°)229,28229.6%
Sep 23-12:19 am9:48 am5:35 pm(68.8°)232,48340.8%
Sep 24-1:29 am10:36 am6:33 pm(70.4°)235,81252.2%
Sep 25-2:32 am11:30 am7:29 pm(70.4°)239,04863.2%
Sep 26-3:26 am12:30 pm8:23 pm(69.0°)242,03373.2%
Note: hours shift because clocks change forward 1 hour. (See the note below this table for details)
Sep 27-5:10 am2:33 pm10:14 pm(66.4°)244,67781.9%
Sep 28-5:46 am3:38 pm11:02 pm(62.7°)246,94289.0%
* All times are local time for Christchurch. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. 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 Christchurch This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Sep 22, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 7:04 amTue 8:34 pmTue 1:48 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 4:39 amWed 2:48 pmWed 9:44 amGood visibility
MarsTue 8:31 pmWed 7:44 amWed 2:07 amPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 12:03 pmWed 3:15 amTue 7:39 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 12:42 pmWed 3:42 amTue 8:12 pmPerfect visibility
UranusTue 9:47 pmWed 7:59 amWed 2:53 amAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 5:22 pmWed 6:06 amTue 11:44 pmSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Christchurch.

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