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

Moon: 21.3%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Apr 16, 2021 at 8:35:10 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:32 am 76° East
Sunset Today: 7:44 pm 284° West
Moonrise Today: 9:14 am 61° Northeast
Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 12 minutes (+2m 14s)
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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

Time:8:35 pm
Altitude:-10.5°
Direction:292° NW
Phase:Nautical Twilight

Day length today: 13h 12m 3s (Apr 16, 2021)

2 minutes, 14 seconds longer than yesterday (Apr 15, 2021)

3 hours, 34 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

1 hour, 29 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:59 am
Astro. Twilight4:59 am – 5:33 am
Nautical Twilight5:33 am – 6:05 am
Civil Twilight6:05 am – 6:32 am
Daylight6:32 am – 7:44 pm
Civil Twilight7:44 pm – 8:11 pm
Nautical Twilight8:11 pm – 8:43 pm
Astro. Twilight8:43 pm – 9:16 pm
Night9:16 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Apr 166:32 am7:44 pm13:12:03+2:141:07 pm (63.5°)93.304
Apr 176:30 am7:44 pm13:14:17+2:131:07 pm (63.8°)93.329
Apr 186:29 am7:45 pm13:16:30+2:121:07 pm (64.2°)93.354
Apr 196:28 am7:46 pm13:18:42+2:121:07 pm (64.5°)93.379
Apr 206:26 am7:47 pm13:20:53+2:111:06 pm (64.8°)93.404
Apr 216:25 am7:48 pm13:23:04+2:101:06 pm (65.2°)93.429
Apr 226:24 am7:49 pm13:25:14+2:091:06 pm (65.5°)93.454
* 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 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 169:14 am--4:43 pm(76.7°)250,94120.0%
Apr 17-12:18 am9:56 am5:34 pm(78.1°)249,24328.5%
Apr 18-1:13 am10:45 am6:25 pm(78.3°)246,84438.0%
Apr 19-2:04 am11:41 am7:18 pm(77.1°)243,78748.2%
Apr 20-2:50 am12:42 pm8:10 pm(74.5°)240,18958.7%
Apr 21-3:31 am1:47 pm9:01 pm(70.6°)236,24669.3%
Apr 22-4:07 am2:54 pm9:52 pm(65.6°)232,23079.2%
* 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, Fri, Apr 16, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 6:31 amSat 7:37 pmSat 1:03 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusSat 6:51 amSat 8:11 pmSat 1:30 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 9:44 amSat 12:33 amFri 5:09 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 3:58 amSat 2:40 pmSat 9:19 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 3:17 amSat 1:31 pmSat 8:24 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 7:11 amFri 8:44 pmFri 1:57 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSat 5:06 amSat 4:45 pmSat 10:56 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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