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

Moon: 79.7%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 19, 2018 at 4:13:47 am


Sunrise Today: 5:43 am 124° Southeast
Sunset Today: 9:09 pm 236° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 4:55 pm 76° East
Moonset Today: 3:20 am 280° West


Daylight Hours: 15 hours, 25 minutes (+16s)

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Today's Sun Position in Christchurch

Time:4:13 am
Altitude:-12.8°
Direction:141° SE
Phase:Astronomical Twilight

Day length today: 15h 25m 35s (Dec 19, 2018)

16 seconds longer than yesterday (Dec 18, 2018)

6 hours, 29 minutes longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

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

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Christchurch Today

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Night12:00 am – 3:21 am
Astro. Twilight3:21 am – 4:20 am
Nautical Twilight4:20 am – 5:07 am
Civil Twilight5:07 am – 5:43 am
Daylight5:43 am – 9:09 pm
Civil Twilight9:09 pm – 9:44 pm
Nautical Twilight9:44 pm – 10:31 pm
Astro. Twilight10:31 pm – 11:31 pm
Night11:31 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Christchurch - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 195:43 am9:09 pm15:25:35+0:161:26 pm (69.9°)91.459
Dec 205:43 am9:09 pm15:25:47+0:111:26 pm (69.9°)91.451
Dec 215:44 am9:10 pm15:25:53+0:061:27 pm (69.9°)91.444
Dec 225:44 am9:10 pm15:25:55+0:011:27 pm (69.9°)91.438
Dec 235:45 am9:11 pm15:25:53−0:021:28 pm (69.9°)91.432
Dec 245:45 am9:11 pm15:25:45−0:071:28 pm (69.9°)91.427
Dec 255:46 am9:11 pm15:25:33−0:121:29 pm (69.9°)91.422
* 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.

December Solstice (Summer Solstice) is on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 11:22 am in Christchurch. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 30 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 Christchurch

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Christchurch - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 19-3:20 am4:55 pm10:27 pm(34.7°)235,69185.8%
Dec 20-3:50 am6:04 pm11:18 pm(30.4°)231,96492.8%
Dec 21-4:25 am7:16 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Dec 22-5:08 am8:26 pm12:14 am(27.0°)228,69897.7%
Dec 23-5:59 am9:33 pm1:14 am(24.8°)226,20999.9%
Dec 24-6:59 am10:33 pm2:16 am(24.0°)224,73199.0%
Dec 25-8:07 am11:24 pm3:19 am(25.0°)224,37195.1%
* 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, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 4:35 amWed 7:20 pmWed 11:57 amAverage visibility
VenusWed 3:28 amWed 5:11 pmWed 10:19 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 12:49 pmThu 1:25 amWed 7:07 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 4:39 amWed 7:37 pmWed 12:08 pmAverage visibility
SaturnWed 6:46 amWed 9:57 pmWed 2:21 pmVery difficult to see
UranusWed 4:03 pmThu 2:47 amWed 9:25 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 12:10 pmThu 1:10 amWed 6:40 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Christchurch.

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