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

Moon: 98.6%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Apr 18, 2019 at 2:52:03 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:10 am 78° East
Sunset Today: 6:20 pm 283° West


Moonrise Today: 6:07 pm 93° East
Moonset Today: 5:44 am 271° West


Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 9 minutes (-1m 57s)

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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

Time:2:52 pm
Altitude:36.1°
Direction:320° NW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 11h 9m 5s (Apr 18, 2019)

1 minute, 57 seconds shorter than yesterday (Apr 17, 2019)

1 hour, 15 minutes longer than winter solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

3 hours, 15 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Dec 22, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:47 am
Astro. Twilight5:47 am – 6:16 am
Nautical Twilight6:16 am – 6:45 am
Civil Twilight6:45 am – 7:10 am
Daylight7:10 am – 6:20 pm
Civil Twilight6:20 pm – 6:45 pm
Nautical Twilight6:45 pm – 7:14 pm
Astro. Twilight7:14 pm – 7:43 pm
Night7:43 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 187:10 am6:20 pm11:09:05−1:5712:45 pm (45.3°)93.327
Apr 197:11 am6:18 pm11:07:09−1:5612:45 pm (44.9°)93.353
Apr 207:12 am6:17 pm11:05:13−1:5512:45 pm (44.6°)93.379
Apr 217:13 am6:16 pm11:03:18−1:5412:45 pm (44.3°)93.404
Apr 227:13 am6:15 pm11:01:24−1:5412:44 pm (43.9°)93.430
Apr 237:14 am6:14 pm10:59:31−1:5312:44 pm (43.6°)93.456
Apr 247:15 am6:13 pm10:57:38−1:5212:44 pm (43.2°)93.481
* 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 2019 Moon Phases

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2019Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 18-5:44 am6:07 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Apr 19-6:52 am6:44 pm12:25 am(59.3°)228,01399.4%
Apr 20-7:59 am7:21 pm1:17 am(64.7°)230,18499.5%
Apr 21-9:05 am8:01 pm2:09 am(69.5°)233,06496.8%
Apr 22-10:08 am8:45 pm3:02 am(73.4°)236,41591.7%
Apr 23-11:09 am9:31 pm3:55 am(76.2°)239,94684.7%
Apr 24-12:05 pm10:21 pm4:47 am(77.7°)243,36076.3%
* 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, Thu, Apr 18, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:02 amThu 5:18 pmThu 11:10 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 4:43 amThu 5:02 pmThu 10:53 amFairly good visibility
MarsThu 10:46 amThu 8:38 pmThu 3:42 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 9:26 pmFri 11:40 amFri 4:33 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 11:23 pmFri 1:29 pmFri 6:26 amPerfect visibility
UranusThu 7:32 amThu 6:31 pmThu 1:02 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 4:00 amThu 4:35 pmThu 10:17 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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