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

Moon: 5.1%
Waxing Crescent

Current Time: May 25, 2020 at 1:31:20 am


Sunrise Today: 7:38 am 65° Northeast
Sunset Today: 5:47 pm 295° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 10:03 am 61° Northeast
Moonset Today: 8:05 pm 299° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 9 minutes (-1m 7s)

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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

Time:1:31 am
Altitude:-73.3°
Direction:138° SE
Phase:Night

Day length today: 10h 8m 42s (May 25, 2020)

1 minute, 7 seconds shorter than yesterday (May 24, 2020)

15 minutes, 10 seconds longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2019)

4 hours, 16 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Dec 22, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Night12:00 am – 6:10 am
Astro. Twilight6:10 am – 6:41 am
Nautical Twilight6:41 am – 7:11 am
Civil Twilight7:11 am – 7:38 am
Daylight7:38 am – 5:47 pm
Civil Twilight5:47 pm – 6:14 pm
Nautical Twilight6:14 pm – 6:45 pm
Astro. Twilight6:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Night7:15 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 257:38 am5:47 pm10:08:42−1:0712:43 pm (35.0°)94.164
May 267:39 am5:47 pm10:07:37−1:0412:43 pm (34.9°)94.180
May 277:40 am5:46 pm10:06:35−1:0212:43 pm (34.7°)94.196
May 287:40 am5:46 pm10:05:34−1:0012:43 pm (34.5°)94.211
May 297:41 am5:45 pm10:04:35−0:5812:43 pm (34.4°)94.226
May 307:42 am5:45 pm10:03:39−0:5612:43 pm (34.2°)94.240
May 317:42 am5:45 pm10:02:45−0:5312:44 pm (34.1°)94.255
* All times are local time for Cape Town. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Cape Town

Year 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 2510:03 am8:05 pm-3:04 pm(31.3°)241,4007.9%
May 2610:58 am9:02 pm-3:59 pm(31.6°)239,11414.8%
May 2711:49 am10:03 pm-4:54 pm(33.2°)236,79323.5%
May 2812:34 pm11:08 pm-5:49 pm(36.3°)234,47733.8%
May 291:15 pm--6:42 pm(40.5°)232,22945.0%
May 30-12:15 am1:52 pm7:33 pm(45.7°)230,14756.8%
May 31-1:21 am2:27 pm8:24 pm(51.6°)228,37468.4%
* All times are local time for Cape Town. 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 Cape Town This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 25, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 9:22 amMon 6:59 pmMon 2:11 pmAverage visibility
VenusMon 8:55 amMon 6:30 pmMon 1:43 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsMon 12:44 amMon 1:46 pmMon 7:15 amAverage visibility
JupiterSun 9:28 pmMon 11:31 amMon 4:30 amPerfect visibility
SaturnSun 9:51 pmMon 11:48 amMon 4:50 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 5:32 amMon 4:20 pmMon 10:56 amVery difficult to see
NeptuneMon 1:46 amMon 2:15 pmMon 8:00 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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