Home   Sun & Moon   USA   Santa Cruz
Flag for USA

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

Moon: 23.5%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Sep 21, 2020 at 7:24:04 am
Sunrise Today: 6:55 am 89° East
Sunset Today: 7:05 pm 271° West
Moonrise Today: 11:52 am 113° Southeast
Moonset Today: 10:15 pm 245° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 10 minutes (-2m 20s)
Location of Santa CruzLocation

Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

Time:7:24 am
Altitude:5.0°
Direction:93° E
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 12h 9m 50s (Sep 21, 2020)

2 minutes, 20 seconds shorter than yesterday (Sep 20, 2020)

2 hours, 32 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2019)

2 hours, 32 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

12 am
2 am
4 am
6 am
8 am
10 am
12 pm
2 pm
4 pm
6 pm
8 pm
10 pm
Night12:00 am – 5:28 am
Astro. Twilight5:28 am – 5:59 am
Nautical Twilight5:59 am – 6:29 am
Civil Twilight6:29 am – 6:55 am
Daylight6:55 am – 7:05 pm
Civil Twilight7:05 pm – 7:31 pm
Nautical Twilight7:31 pm – 8:01 pm
Astro. Twilight8:01 pm – 8:32 pm
Night8:32 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

Scroll right to see more
2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 216:55 am7:05 pm12:09:50−2:201:00 pm (53.3°)93.309
Sep 226:56 am7:03 pm12:07:29−2:201:00 pm (52.9°)93.282
Sep 236:57 am7:02 pm12:05:09−2:201:00 pm (52.6°)93.256
Sep 246:58 am7:00 pm12:02:48−2:2012:59 pm (52.2°)93.229
Sep 256:58 am6:59 pm12:00:28−2:2012:59 pm (51.8°)93.202
Sep 266:59 am6:57 pm11:58:07−2:2012:59 pm (51.4°)93.175
Sep 277:00 am6:56 pm11:55:47−2:2012:58 pm (51.0°)93.148
* 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.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 6:30 am in Santa Cruz.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

See full month's Sun


Today's Moon in Santa Cruz

Year 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

Scroll right to see more
2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 2111:52 am10:15 pm-5:07 pm(33.3°)228,73627.6%
Sep 221:03 pm11:00 pm-6:03 pm(30.0°)231,88538.8%
Sep 232:08 pm11:52 pm-7:01 pm(28.1°)235,20950.2%
Sep 243:07 pm--7:58 pm(27.8°)238,47561.2%
Sep 25-12:48 am3:59 pm8:52 pm(29.0°)241,51471.4%
Sep 26-1:48 am4:43 pm9:44 pm(31.5°)244,22580.4%
Sep 27-2:49 am5:20 pm10:32 pm(34.9°)246,55987.8%
* 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.

See full month's Moon

Planets Visible in the Sky in Santa Cruz This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Sep 21, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:56 amMon 7:57 pmMon 2:27 pmDifficult to see
VenusMon 3:30 amMon 5:12 pmMon 10:21 amGood visibility
MarsSun 8:29 pmMon 9:13 amMon 2:51 amPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 3:29 pmTue 1:07 amMon 8:18 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 3:57 pmTue 1:45 amMon 8:51 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSun 8:50 pmMon 10:23 amMon 3:36 amAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 6:37 pmTue 6:09 amTue 12:23 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

More about the planets visible in the night sky in Santa Cruz