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Flag for South Africa Cape Town, South Africa — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 26.8%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: May 1, 2017 at 1:06:41 am


Sunrise Today: 7:21 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 6:05 pm 288° West


Moonrise Today: 12:24 pm 67° East
Moonset Today: 11:03 pm 292° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 44 minutes (-1m 45s)

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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

The Sun's altitude in Cape Town 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

1:06 am

Altitude

-70.4°

Heading

163° S

Position

Night

Day length

10h 44m 6s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 45s

Winter: +50m 33s

Summer: -3h 40m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Cape Town 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 – 5:56 am
Astro. Twilight5:56 am – 6:25 am
Nautical Twilight6:25 am – 6:55 am
Civil Twilight6:55 am – 7:21 am
Daylight7:21 am – 6:05 pm
Civil Twilight6:05 pm – 6:31 pm
Nautical Twilight6:31 pm – 7:00 pm
Astro. Twilight7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Night7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 17:21 am6:05 pm10:44:06−1:4512:43 pm (40.9°)93.667
May 27:21 am6:04 pm10:42:22−1:4412:43 pm (40.6°)93.690
May 37:22 am6:03 pm10:40:39−1:4312:43 pm (40.3°)93.713
May 47:23 am6:02 pm10:38:57−1:4112:43 pm (40.0°)93.735
May 57:24 am6:01 pm10:37:16−1:4012:42 pm (39.7°)93.757
May 67:24 am6:00 pm10:35:37−1:3912:42 pm (39.4°)93.779
May 77:25 am5:59 pm10:33:59−1:3712:42 pm (39.2°)93.801
* All times are local time for Cape Town. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:29 pm
June SolsticeJun 216:24 am
September EquinoxSep 2210:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 216:28 pm
* All times are local Cape Town time.

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Today's Moon in Cape Town

The Moon's path in Cape Town 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 2017 Moon Phases

1:06 am

Altitude

-36.3°

Heading

270° W

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

26.8%

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 112:24 pm11:03 pm-5:43 pm(36.9°)230,40334.1%
May 21:15 pm--6:39 pm(38.8°)233,62545.5%
May 3-12:05 am2:00 pm7:31 pm(41.7°)236,88856.8%
May 4-1:07 am2:41 pm8:21 pm(45.3°)240,00267.4%
May 5-2:06 am3:17 pm9:08 pm(49.3°)242,84376.9%
May 6-3:05 am3:51 pm9:53 pm(53.5°)245,34385.0%
May 7-4:01 am4:24 pm10:38 pm(57.8°)247,47791.5%
* All times are local time for Cape Town. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Cape Town This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 1, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:01 amMon 5:20 pmMon 11:40 amVery difficult to see
VenusMon 4:13 amMon 4:09 pmMon 10:11 amGreat visibility
MarsMon 9:28 amMon 7:27 pmMon 2:27 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterMon 4:51 pmTue 5:19 amMon 11:05 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnSun 8:52 pmMon 11:02 amMon 3:57 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 6:06 amMon 5:19 pmMon 11:43 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 2:48 amMon 3:31 pmMon 9:09 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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