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Moon: 66.0%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Sep 18, 2018 at 8:39:41 am


Sunrise Today: 6:50 am 87° East
Sunset Today: 7:09 pm 273° West


Moonrise Today: 3:41 pm 117° Southeast
Moonset Today: 12:49 am 243° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 18 minutes (-2m 28s)

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Today's Sun Position in Sacramento

The Sun's altitude in Sacramento 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

8:39 am

Altitude

20.4°

Heading

105° E

Position

Daylight

Day length

12h 18m 50s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 28s

Winter: +2h 50m

Summer: -2h 32m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Sacramento Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Sacramento 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 – 5:20 am
Astro. Twilight5:20 am – 5:52 am
Nautical Twilight5:52 am – 6:23 am
Civil Twilight6:23 am – 6:50 am
Daylight6:50 am – 7:09 pm
Civil Twilight7:09 pm – 7:35 pm
Nautical Twilight7:35 pm – 8:06 pm
Astro. Twilight8:06 pm – 8:38 pm
Night8:38 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Sacramento - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 186:50 am7:09 pm12:18:50−2:2812:59 pm (53.1°)93.395
Sep 196:51 am7:07 pm12:16:21−2:2812:59 pm (52.7°)93.369
Sep 206:52 am7:05 pm12:13:52−2:2812:59 pm (52.3°)93.343
Sep 216:52 am7:04 pm12:11:24−2:2812:58 pm (51.9°)93.317
Sep 226:53 am7:02 pm12:08:55−2:2812:58 pm (51.5°)93.291
Sep 236:54 am7:01 pm12:06:26−2:2812:58 pm (51.1°)93.264
Sep 246:55 am6:59 pm12:03:57−2:2812:57 pm (50.7°)93.238
* All times are local time for Sacramento. 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 Sacramento.
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 Sacramento time.

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Today's Moon in Sacramento

The Moon's path in Sacramento 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

8:39 am

Altitude

-71.9°

Heading

17° N

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

66.0%

Moon in Sacramento - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 18-12:49 am3:41 pm8:40 pm(30.0°)251,30270.4%
Sep 19-1:39 am4:25 pm9:27 pm(31.2°)251,57178.8%
Sep 20-2:32 am5:04 pm10:14 pm(33.4°)251,12386.2%
Sep 21-3:28 am5:40 pm11:00 pm(36.3°)250,07292.2%
Sep 22-4:25 am6:13 pm11:45 pm(39.9°)248,55196.6%
Sep 23-5:23 am6:44 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 24-6:21 am7:14 pm12:29 am(44.1°)246,70299.2%
* All times are local time for Sacramento. 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 Sacramento This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Sep 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:38 amTue 7:10 pmTue 12:55 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusTue 10:21 amTue 8:21 pmTue 3:21 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 4:56 pmWed 2:14 amTue 9:35 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 11:19 amTue 9:31 pmTue 4:25 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 2:41 pmWed 12:10 amTue 7:25 pmPerfect visibility
UranusMon 8:36 pmTue 9:56 amTue 3:16 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 6:39 pmWed 5:58 amWed 12:18 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Sacramento.

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