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Santa Cruz, CA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 93.7%
Waning Gibbous
Current Time: Feb 26, 2024 at 9:17:37 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:43 am 100° East
Sunset Today: 5:59 pm 260° West
Moonrise Today: 8:14 pm 92° East
Moonset Today: 7:51 am 271° West
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 16 minutes (+2m 17s)
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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

Time:9:17 pm
Altitude:-39.8°
Direction:293° NW
Phase:Night

Day length today: 11h 15m 40s (Feb 26, 2024)

2 minutes, 17 seconds longer than yesterday (Feb 25, 2024)

1 hour, 38 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2023)

3 hours, 26 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2023)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:17 am
Astro. Twilight5:17 am – 5:47 am
Nautical Twilight5:47 am – 6:17 am
Civil Twilight6:17 am – 6:43 am
Daylight6:43 am – 5:59 pm
Civil Twilight5:59 pm – 6:25 pm
Nautical Twilight6:25 pm – 6:55 pm
Astro. Twilight6:55 pm – 7:25 pm
Night7:25 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2024Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
FebSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Feb 266:43 am5:59 pm11:15:40+2:1712:20 pm (44.4°)92.033
Feb 276:42 am6:00 pm11:17:58+2:1812:20 pm (44.8°)92.055
Feb 286:40 am6:01 pm11:20:17+2:1812:20 pm (45.1°)92.077
Feb 296:39 am6:02 pm11:22:36+2:1912:20 pm (45.5°)92.100
Mar 16:38 am6:02 pm11:24:56+2:1912:20 pm (45.9°)92.123
Mar 26:36 am6:03 pm11:27:16+2:2012:20 pm (46.3°)92.147
Mar 36:35 am6:04 pm11:29:36+2:2012:19 pm (46.7°)92.170
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Santa Cruz

Year 2024 Moon Phases

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2024Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
FebMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Feb 26-7:51 am8:14 pm1:38 am(55.0°)252,34296.9%
Feb 27-8:12 am9:11 pm2:17 am(49.1°)251,75592.7%
Feb 28-8:34 am10:10 pm2:57 am(43.3°)250,64386.9%
Feb 29-8:58 am11:12 pm3:38 am(37.9°)248,95879.5%
Mar 1-9:27 am-4:22 am(32.9°)246,66870.9%
Mar 212:15 am10:00 am-5:11 am(28.7°)243,78261.2%
Mar 31:21 am10:42 am-6:03 am(25.5°)240,36750.7%
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. 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 Santa Cruz This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Feb 26, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:50 amTue 5:54 pmTue 12:21 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusTue 5:36 amTue 3:54 pmTue 10:45 amFairly good visibility
MarsTue 5:30 amTue 3:40 pmTue 10:35 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterMon 9:31 amMon 11:03 pmMon 4:17 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 6:53 amTue 6:00 pmTue 12:26 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusMon 9:54 amMon 11:47 pmMon 4:51 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 7:34 amTue 7:23 pmTue 1:28 pmExtremely difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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