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

Moon: 84.2%
Waxing Gibbous
Current Time: Sep 17, 2021 at 6:58:53 am
Sunrise Today: 6:42 am 88° East
Sunset Today: 6:39 pm 272° West
Moonrise Today: 3:03 pm 116° Southeast
Moonset Today: 4:47 am 242° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 57 minutes (+2m 4s)
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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

Time:6:58 am
Altitude:2.8°
Direction:86° E
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 11h 56m 37s (Sep 17, 2021)

2 minutes, 4 seconds longer than yesterday (Sep 16, 2021)

2 hours, 3 minutes longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2021)

2 hours, 28 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:19 am
Astro. Twilight5:19 am – 5:48 am
Nautical Twilight5:48 am – 6:17 am
Civil Twilight6:17 am – 6:42 am
Daylight6:42 am – 6:39 pm
Civil Twilight6:39 pm – 7:04 pm
Nautical Twilight7:04 pm – 7:33 pm
Astro. Twilight7:33 pm – 8:02 pm
Night8:02 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 176:42 am6:39 pm11:56:37+2:0412:40 pm (54.0°)93.424
Sep 186:41 am6:40 pm11:58:42+2:0512:40 pm (54.4°)93.398
Sep 196:39 am6:40 pm12:00:47+2:0512:40 pm (54.8°)93.372
Sep 206:38 am6:41 pm12:02:52+2:0512:39 pm (55.2°)93.347
Sep 216:37 am6:42 pm12:04:58+2:0512:39 pm (55.6°)93.321
Sep 226:35 am6:42 pm12:07:03+2:0512:38 pm (55.9°)93.295
Sep 236:34 am6:43 pm12:09:09+2:0512:38 pm (56.3°)93.269
* All times are local time for Cape Town. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

September Equinox (Vernal Equinox) is on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 9:21 pm in Cape Town.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Today's Moon in Cape Town

Year 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 17-4:47 am3:03 pm10:20 pm(76.3°)235,73389.0%
Sep 18-5:29 am4:09 pm11:11 pm(71.8°)237,73094.9%
Sep 19-6:05 am5:13 pm11:59 pm(66.5°)239,91298.5%
Sep 20-6:36 am6:15 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 21-7:05 am7:15 pm12:44 am(60.8°)242,21799.8%
Sep 22-7:32 am8:13 pm1:27 am(55.0°)244,54898.9%
Sep 23-7:59 am9:11 pm2:10 am(49.4°)246,77195.8%
* 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, Fri, Sep 17, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:40 amFri 8:46 pmFri 2:13 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 8:34 amFri 10:04 pmFri 3:19 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 7:05 amFri 7:09 pmFri 1:06 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterFri 4:02 pmSat 5:26 amFri 10:44 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 2:42 pmSat 4:34 amFri 9:38 pmPerfect visibility
UranusThu 10:31 pmFri 9:08 amFri 3:49 amAverage visibility
NeptuneFri 6:15 pmSat 6:42 amSat 12:29 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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