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

Moon: 65.8%
Waxing Gibbous
Current Time: Sep 25, 2020 at 3:45:20 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:31 am 92° East
Sunset Today: 6:45 pm 268° West
Moonrise Today: 12:43 pm 119° Southeast
Moonset Today: 2:41 am 240° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 14 minutes (+2m 5s)
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Today's Sun Position in Cape Town

Time:3:45 pm
Altitude:35.4°
Direction:297° NW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 12h 13m 51s (Sep 25, 2020)

2 minutes, 5 seconds longer than yesterday (Sep 24, 2020)

2 hours, 20 minutes longer than winter solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

2 hours, 11 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Dec 22, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Cape Town Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:07 am
Astro. Twilight5:07 am – 5:37 am
Nautical Twilight5:37 am – 6:06 am
Civil Twilight6:06 am – 6:31 am
Daylight6:31 am – 6:45 pm
Civil Twilight6:45 pm – 7:10 pm
Nautical Twilight7:10 pm – 7:39 pm
Astro. Twilight7:39 pm – 8:08 pm
Night8:08 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 256:31 am6:45 pm12:13:51+2:0512:37 pm (57.2°)93.212
Sep 266:29 am6:45 pm12:15:57+2:0512:37 pm (57.6°)93.186
Sep 276:28 am6:46 pm12:18:03+2:0612:37 pm (58.0°)93.159
Sep 286:27 am6:47 pm12:20:09+2:0612:36 pm (58.4°)93.132
Sep 296:25 am6:47 pm12:22:15+2:0612:36 pm (58.8°)93.105
Sep 306:24 am6:48 pm12:24:21+2:0612:36 pm (59.1°)93.078
Oct 16:22 am6:49 pm12:26:27+2:0612:35 pm (59.5°)93.051
* 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
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 25-2:41 am12:43 pm8:09 pm(79.8°)240,36467.6%
Sep 26-3:32 am1:43 pm9:02 pm(77.8°)243,21077.1%
Sep 27-4:17 am2:43 pm9:52 pm(74.7°)245,69485.1%
Sep 28-4:55 am3:42 pm10:39 pm(70.7°)247,79391.6%
Sep 29-5:28 am4:40 pm11:23 pm(66.1°)249,50996.2%
Sep 30-5:58 am5:36 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Oct 1-6:26 am6:31 pm12:05 am(61.2°)250,84699.0%
* 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 25, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:30 amFri 8:46 pmFri 2:07 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 4:38 amSat 3:27 pmSat 10:03 amGood visibility
MarsFri 8:24 pmSat 7:52 amSat 2:08 amPerfect visibility
JupiterFri 12:35 pmSat 2:50 amFri 7:43 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 1:12 pmSat 3:18 amFri 8:15 pmPerfect visibility
UranusFri 9:33 pmSat 8:18 amSat 2:56 amAverage visibility
NeptuneFri 5:31 pmSat 6:03 amFri 11:47 pmSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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