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Moon: 97.5%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Oct 22, 2018 at 11:09:53 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:22 am 103° East
Sunset Today: 6:22 pm 256° West


Moonrise Today: 5:46 pm 91° East
Moonset Today: 5:12 am 266° West


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 59 minutes (-2m 12s)

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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

The Sun's altitude in Santa Cruz 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

11:09 pm

Altitude

-55.6°

Heading

311° NW

Position

Night

Day length

10h 59m 40s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 12s

Winter: +1h 22m

Summer: -3h 42m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Santa Cruz 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 – 5:55 am
Astro. Twilight5:55 am – 6:25 am
Nautical Twilight6:25 am – 6:56 am
Civil Twilight6:56 am – 7:22 am
Daylight7:22 am – 6:22 pm
Civil Twilight6:22 pm – 6:48 pm
Nautical Twilight6:48 pm – 7:18 pm
Astro. Twilight7:18 pm – 7:48 pm
Night7:48 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Oct 227:22 am6:22 pm10:59:40−2:1212:52 pm (41.8°)92.498
Oct 237:23 am6:20 pm10:57:28−2:1112:52 pm (41.5°)92.472
Oct 247:24 am6:19 pm10:55:17−2:1112:52 pm (41.1°)92.447
Oct 257:25 am6:18 pm10:53:06−2:1012:52 pm (40.8°)92.421
Oct 267:26 am6:17 pm10:50:57−2:0912:52 pm (40.4°)92.396
Oct 277:27 am6:16 pm10:48:48−2:0812:51 pm (40.1°)92.372
Oct 287:28 am6:14 pm10:46:40−2:0712:51 pm (39.8°)92.347
* 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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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 Santa Cruz time.

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Today's Moon in Santa Cruz

The Moon's path in Santa Cruz 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

11:09 pm

Altitude

51.6°

Heading

162° S

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

97.5%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 22-5:12 am5:46 pm11:55 pm(53.2°)242,04497.6%
Oct 23-6:12 am6:17 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Oct 24-7:14 am6:50 pm12:41 am(58.0°)239,43199.7%
Oct 25-8:17 am7:26 pm1:30 am(62.7°)236,99199.3%
Oct 26-9:22 am8:06 pm2:20 am(67.0°)234,85796.5%
Oct 27-10:28 am8:52 pm3:14 am(70.5°)233,11091.2%
Oct 28-11:32 am9:44 pm4:10 am(72.9°)231,77883.6%
* 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, Mon, Oct 22, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 9:07 amTue 7:09 pmTue 2:08 pmDifficult to see
VenusTue 7:59 amTue 6:00 pmTue 12:59 pmNot visible
MarsMon 3:16 pmTue 1:24 amMon 8:20 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 9:33 amTue 7:40 pmTue 2:37 pmAverage visiblity
SaturnTue 12:28 pmTue 10:06 pmTue 5:17 pmAverage visiblity
UranusMon 6:20 pmTue 7:31 amTue 12:56 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 4:24 pmTue 3:44 amMon 10:04 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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