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Palo Alto, CA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 95.2%
Waxing Gibbous
Current Time: Sep 29, 2020 at 8:05:05 am
Sunrise Today: 7:02 am 93° East
Sunset Today: 6:53 pm 267° West
Moonrise Today: 6:22 pm 102° East
Moonset Today: 4:50 am 254° West
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 51 minutes (-2m 22s)
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Today's Sun Position in Palo Alto

Time:8:05 am
Altitude:11.4°
Direction:102° E
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 11h 50m 52s (Sep 29, 2020)

2 minutes, 22 seconds shorter than yesterday (Sep 28, 2020)

2 hours, 16 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2019)

2 hours, 54 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Palo Alto Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:36 am
Astro. Twilight5:36 am – 6:06 am
Nautical Twilight6:06 am – 6:36 am
Civil Twilight6:36 am – 7:02 am
Daylight7:02 am – 6:53 pm
Civil Twilight6:53 pm – 7:19 pm
Nautical Twilight7:19 pm – 7:50 pm
Astro. Twilight7:50 pm – 8:20 pm
Night8:20 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Palo Alto - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 297:02 am6:53 pm11:50:52−2:2212:58 pm (49.7°)93.094
Sep 307:03 am6:52 pm11:48:29−2:2212:58 pm (49.4°)93.068
Oct 17:04 am6:50 pm11:46:07−2:2212:58 pm (49.0°)93.041
Oct 27:05 am6:49 pm11:43:44−2:2212:57 pm (48.6°)93.014
Oct 37:06 am6:47 pm11:41:22−2:2212:57 pm (48.2°)92.988
Oct 47:07 am6:46 pm11:39:00−2:2112:57 pm (47.8°)92.961
Oct 57:08 am6:44 pm11:36:39−2:2112:56 pm (47.4°)92.935
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Palo Alto

Year 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Palo Alto - Next 7 days

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2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 29-4:50 am6:22 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 30-5:48 am6:48 pm12:02 am(43.4°)250,07697.5%
Oct 1-6:46 am7:13 pm12:43 am(48.4°)251,26599.5%
Oct 2-7:42 am7:38 pm1:24 am(53.6°)252,06699.6%
Oct 3-8:39 am8:04 pm2:04 am(58.6°)252,44997.9%
Oct 4-9:36 am8:31 pm2:45 am(63.4°)252,36694.3%
Oct 5-10:34 am9:02 pm3:28 am(67.8°)251,75589.0%
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Sep 29, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 9:14 amTue 7:46 pmTue 2:30 pmDifficult to see
VenusTue 3:43 amTue 5:10 pmTue 10:27 amGood visibility
MarsMon 7:53 pmTue 8:35 amTue 2:14 amPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 3:01 pmWed 12:37 amTue 7:49 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 3:28 pmWed 1:13 amTue 8:20 pmPerfect visibility
UranusMon 8:17 pmTue 9:51 amTue 3:04 amAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 6:06 pmWed 5:37 amTue 11:52 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Palo Alto.

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