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

Moon: 85.5%
Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Oct 17, 2019 at 12:26:45 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:17 am 101° East
Sunset Today: 6:28 pm 259° West


Moonrise Today: 9:09 pm 65° Northeast
Moonset Today: 10:50 am 294° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 11 minutes (-2m 15s)

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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

Time:12:26 pm
Altitude:43.3°
Direction:171° S
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 11h 11m 52s (Oct 17, 2019)

2 minutes, 15 seconds shorter than yesterday (Oct 16, 2019)

1 hour, 33 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2018)

3 hours, 30 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:51 am
Astro. Twilight5:51 am – 6:21 am
Nautical Twilight6:21 am – 6:51 am
Civil Twilight6:51 am – 7:17 am
Daylight7:17 am – 6:28 pm
Civil Twilight6:28 pm – 6:55 pm
Nautical Twilight6:55 pm – 7:25 pm
Astro. Twilight7:25 pm – 7:55 pm
Night7:55 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Oct 177:17 am6:28 pm11:11:22−2:1512:53 pm (43.7°)92.636
Oct 187:18 am6:27 pm11:09:07−2:1412:53 pm (43.3°)92.611
Oct 197:19 am6:26 pm11:06:52−2:1412:53 pm (43.0°)92.585
Oct 207:20 am6:24 pm11:04:39−2:1312:52 pm (42.6°)92.560
Oct 217:21 am6:23 pm11:02:25−2:1312:52 pm (42.2°)92.534
Oct 227:22 am6:22 pm11:00:12−2:1212:52 pm (41.9°)92.509
Oct 237:23 am6:21 pm10:58:00−2:1212:52 pm (41.5°)92.484
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. 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 Santa Cruz

Year 2019 Moon Phases

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2019Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 17-10:50 am9:09 pm3:37 am(70.7°)243,74488.0%
Oct 18-11:51 am9:54 pm4:27 am(73.6°)241,35980.4%
Oct 19-12:50 pm10:46 pm5:21 am(75.3°)238,75071.2%
Oct 20-1:46 pm11:45 pm6:16 am(75.7°)235,96660.7%
Oct 21-2:38 pm-7:13 am(74.7°)233,10849.4%
Oct 2212:50 am3:24 pm-8:10 am(72.2°)230,33137.8%
Oct 231:59 am4:05 pm-9:06 am(68.3°)227,84826.7%
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. 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 Santa Cruz This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Oct 17, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 9:25 amThu 7:24 pmThu 2:24 pmDifficult to see
VenusThu 8:42 amThu 7:16 pmThu 2:00 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 6:03 amThu 5:52 pmThu 11:57 amDifficult to see
JupiterThu 11:54 amThu 9:31 pmThu 4:43 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 1:36 pmThu 11:16 pmThu 6:26 pmAverage visibility
UranusThu 6:52 pmFri 8:14 amFri 1:33 amAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 4:51 pmFri 4:16 amThu 10:33 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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