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

Moon: 37.8%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Oct 15, 2018 at 12:40:00 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:05 am 101° East
Sunset Today: 6:59 pm 259° West


Moonrise Today: 10:40 am 116° Southeast
Moonset Today: 12:18 am 245° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 54 minutes (+2m 3s)

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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

12:40 pm

Altitude

64.6°

Heading

355° N

Position

Daylight

Day length

12h 54m 36s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 3s

Winter: +3h 1m

Summer: -1h 30m

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 – 4:38 am
Astro. Twilight4:38 am – 5:09 am
Nautical Twilight5:09 am – 5:39 am
Civil Twilight5:39 am – 6:05 am
Daylight6:05 am – 6:59 pm
Civil Twilight6:59 pm – 7:25 pm
Nautical Twilight7:25 pm – 7:55 pm
Astro. Twilight7:55 pm – 8:26 pm
Night8:26 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Oct 156:05 am6:59 pm12:54:36+2:0312:32 pm (64.7°)92.694
Oct 166:03 am7:00 pm12:56:39+2:0312:31 pm (65.0°)92.667
Oct 176:02 am7:01 pm12:58:42+2:0312:31 pm (65.4°)92.640
Oct 186:01 am7:02 pm13:00:45+2:0212:31 pm (65.8°)92.614
Oct 196:00 am7:02 pm13:02:47+2:0212:31 pm (66.1°)92.587
Oct 205:58 am7:03 pm13:04:49+2:0112:31 pm (66.5°)92.560
Oct 215:57 am7:04 pm13:06:51+2:0112:30 pm (66.8°)92.534
* All times are local time for Cape Town. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 206:15 pm
June SolsticeJun 2112:07 pm
September EquinoxSep 233:54 am
December SolsticeDec 2212:23 am
* 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 2018 Moon Phases

12:40 pm

Altitude

22.1°

Heading

101° E

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

37.8%

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 15-12:18 am10:40 am5:54 pm(77.0°)249,35139.9%
Oct 16-1:08 am11:29 am6:43 pm(76.6°)250,68449.6%
Oct 17-1:54 am12:21 pm7:30 pm(75.1°)251,17359.3%
Oct 18-2:36 am1:15 pm8:17 pm(72.8°)250,81668.6%
Oct 19-3:14 am2:09 pm9:02 pm(69.6°)249,68177.3%
Oct 20-3:49 am3:05 pm9:47 pm(65.8°)247,89485.0%
Oct 21-4:23 am4:01 pm10:31 pm(61.5°)245,62591.5%
* 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, Oct 15, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:47 amMon 8:19 pmMon 1:32 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 6:23 amMon 8:29 pmMon 1:26 pmFairly good visibility
MarsMon 1:13 pmTue 3:11 amMon 8:12 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 7:47 amMon 9:34 pmMon 2:41 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 10:18 amTue 12:33 amMon 5:26 pmAverage visiblity
UranusMon 7:33 pmTue 6:35 amTue 1:04 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 3:51 pmTue 4:33 amMon 10:12 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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