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Moon: 86.5%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Sep 20, 2018 at 11:22:48 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:38 am 88° East
Sunset Today: 6:50 pm 271° West


Moonrise Today: 4:39 pm 112° Southeast
Moonset Today: 2:29 am 247° West


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 12 minutes (-2m 4s)

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Today's Sun Position in Costa Mesa

The Sun's altitude in Costa Mesa 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

11:22 pm

Altitude

-50.6°

Heading

327° NW

Position

Night

Day length

12h 12m 27s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 4s

Winter: +2h 17m

Summer: -2h 10m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Costa Mesa Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Costa Mesa 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 – 5:14 am
Astro. Twilight5:14 am – 5:44 am
Nautical Twilight5:44 am – 6:13 am
Civil Twilight6:13 am – 6:38 am
Daylight6:38 am – 6:50 pm
Civil Twilight6:50 pm – 7:15 pm
Nautical Twilight7:15 pm – 7:44 pm
Astro. Twilight7:44 pm – 8:14 pm
Night8:14 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Costa Mesa - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 206:38 am6:50 pm12:12:28−2:0412:44 pm (57.2°)93.343
Sep 216:39 am6:49 pm12:10:23−2:0412:44 pm (56.8°)93.317
Sep 226:39 am6:48 pm12:08:19−2:0412:44 pm (56.4°)93.291
Sep 236:40 am6:46 pm12:06:15−2:0412:43 pm (56.1°)93.265
Sep 246:41 am6:45 pm12:04:11−2:0412:43 pm (55.7°)93.238
Sep 256:41 am6:43 pm12:02:06−2:0412:43 pm (55.3°)93.212
Sep 266:42 am6:42 pm12:00:02−2:0412:42 pm (54.9°)93.186
* All times are local time for Costa Mesa. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm in Costa Mesa.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 209:15 am
June SolsticeJun 213:07 am
September EquinoxSep 226:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 212:23 pm
* All times are local Costa Mesa time.

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Today's Moon in Costa Mesa

The Moon's path in Costa Mesa 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

11:22 pm

Altitude

34.9°

Heading

204° SW

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

86.5%

Moon in Costa Mesa - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 20-2:29 am4:39 pm9:59 pm(38.3°)251,13186.1%
Sep 21-3:23 am5:17 pm10:45 pm(41.2°)250,08592.2%
Sep 22-4:17 am5:52 pm11:30 pm(44.9°)248,56896.6%
Sep 23-5:13 am6:25 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 24-6:10 am6:57 pm12:15 am(49.1°)246,72299.2%
Sep 25-7:07 am7:30 pm12:59 am(53.6°)244,67699.8%
Sep 26-8:05 am8:03 pm1:44 am(58.4°)242,53998.2%
* All times are local time for Costa Mesa. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. 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 Costa Mesa This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Sep 20, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:41 amFri 6:56 pmFri 12:49 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusFri 9:53 amFri 8:08 pmFri 3:01 pmGreat visibility
MarsThu 4:21 pmFri 2:09 amThu 9:15 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterFri 10:46 amFri 9:16 pmFri 4:01 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 2:06 pmFri 12:01 amThu 7:03 pmPerfect visibility
UranusFri 8:12 pmSat 9:18 amSat 2:45 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneThu 6:13 pmFri 5:39 amThu 11:56 pmSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Costa Mesa.

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