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

Moon: 5.9%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: May 23, 2017 at 10:49:03 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:37 am 66° East
Sunset Today: 5:48 pm 295° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 4:32 am 83° East
Moonset Today: 4:21 pm 279° West


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 11 minutes (-1m 11s)

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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

10:49 pm

Altitude

-61.6°

Heading

250° W

Position

Night

Day length

10h 11m 19s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 11s

Winter: +17m 46s

Summer: -4h 13m

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 – 6:09 am
Astro. Twilight6:09 am – 6:39 am
Nautical Twilight6:39 am – 7:10 am
Civil Twilight7:10 am – 7:37 am
Daylight7:37 am – 5:48 pm
Civil Twilight5:48 pm – 6:15 pm
Nautical Twilight6:15 pm – 6:46 pm
Astro. Twilight6:46 pm – 7:16 pm
Night7:16 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Cape Town - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 237:37 am5:48 pm10:11:19−1:1112:43 pm (35.4°)94.124
May 247:37 am5:48 pm10:10:09−1:0912:43 pm (35.3°)94.142
May 257:38 am5:47 pm10:09:02−1:0712:43 pm (35.1°)94.159
May 267:39 am5:47 pm10:07:56−1:0512:43 pm (34.9°)94.175
May 277:39 am5:46 pm10:06:53−1:0312:43 pm (34.7°)94.191
May 287:40 am5:46 pm10:05:51−1:0112:43 pm (34.6°)94.207
May 297:41 am5:46 pm10:04:52−0:5912:43 pm (34.4°)94.222
* All times are local time for Cape Town. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:29 pm
June SolsticeJun 216:24 am
September EquinoxSep 2210:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 216:28 pm
* 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 2017 Moon Phases

10:49 pm

Altitude

-65.3°

Heading

185° S

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

5.9%

Moon in Cape Town - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 234:32 am4:21 pm-10:30 am(48.9°)226,1409.1%
May 245:41 am5:04 pm-11:25 am(44.2°)223,6103.3%
May 256:51 am5:53 pm-12:24 pm(40.3°)222,1940.4%
May 268:01 am6:46 pm-1:25 pm(37.5°)222,0660.8%
May 279:09 am7:45 pm-2:28 pm(36.1°)223,2334.6%
May 2810:12 am8:48 pm-3:29 pm(36.2°)225,53811.2%
May 2911:08 am9:52 pm-4:29 pm(37.6°)228,69720.0%
* All times are local time for Cape Town. 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, Tue, May 23, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:35 amWed 4:38 pmWed 11:07 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 3:58 amWed 3:33 pmWed 9:46 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 9:11 amWed 6:57 pmWed 2:04 pmDifficult to see
JupiterTue 3:19 pmWed 3:44 amTue 9:32 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 7:13 pmThu 9:22 amThu 2:18 amPerfect visibility
UranusWed 4:42 amWed 3:52 pmWed 10:17 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 1:20 amWed 2:01 pmWed 7:41 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Cape Town.

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