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San Francisco, CA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 83.9%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 18, 2018 at 7:31:01 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:19 am 119° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:52 pm 241° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 2:17 pm 79° East
Moonset Today: 2:43 am 279° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 33 minutes (-12s)

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Today's Sun Position in San Francisco

Time:7:31 pm
Altitude:-30.3°
Direction:263° W
Phase:Night

Day length today: 9h 33m 9s (Dec 18, 2018)

12 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 17, 2018)

16 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2017)

5 hours, 13 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in San Francisco Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:45 am
Astro. Twilight5:45 am – 6:17 am
Nautical Twilight6:17 am – 6:50 am
Civil Twilight6:50 am – 7:19 am
Daylight7:19 am – 4:52 pm
Civil Twilight4:52 pm – 5:22 pm
Nautical Twilight5:22 pm – 5:55 pm
Astro. Twilight5:55 pm – 6:27 pm
Night6:27 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in San Francisco - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 187:19 am4:52 pm9:33:09−0:1212:06 pm (28.9°)91.460
Dec 197:20 am4:53 pm9:33:00−0:0912:06 pm (28.8°)91.453
Dec 207:20 am4:53 pm9:32:54−0:0512:07 pm (28.8°)91.445
Dec 217:21 am4:54 pm9:32:52−0:0212:07 pm (28.8°)91.439
Dec 227:21 am4:54 pm9:32:54+0:0112:08 pm (28.8°)91.433
Dec 237:22 am4:55 pm9:32:59+0:0512:08 pm (28.8°)91.427
Dec 247:22 am4:55 pm9:33:08+0:0812:09 pm (28.8°)91.423
* All times are local time for San Francisco. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm in San Francisco. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 14 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

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Today's Moon in San Francisco

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in San Francisco - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 18-2:43 am2:17 pm8:58 pm(62.0°)236,38684.3%
Dec 19-3:47 am2:53 pm9:49 pm(66.3°)232,61291.7%
Dec 20-4:53 am3:33 pm10:44 pm(70.0°)229,23897.0%
Dec 21-6:02 am4:21 pm11:43 pm(72.5°)226,58999.7%
Dec 22-7:10 am5:17 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Dec 23-8:14 am6:20 pm12:45 am(73.5°)224,91699.4%
Dec 24-9:12 am7:28 pm1:48 am(72.8°)224,35396.0%
* All times are local time for San Francisco. 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 San Francisco This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Dec 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:39 amWed 3:37 pmWed 10:38 amAverage visibility
VenusWed 3:36 amWed 2:22 pmWed 8:59 amGreat visibility
MarsTue 11:58 amTue 11:38 pmTue 5:48 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 5:53 amWed 3:39 pmWed 10:46 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 8:11 amWed 5:46 pmWed 12:59 pmDifficult to see
UranusTue 1:31 pmWed 2:41 amTue 8:06 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 11:41 amTue 11:00 pmTue 5:21 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for San Francisco.

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