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Moon: 0.1%

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Current Time: Jul 22, 2017 at 9:58:57 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:05 am 64° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:22 pm 296° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 5:20 am 66° East
Moonset Today: 7:53 pm 293° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 17 minutes (-1m 27s)

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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

9:58 pm

Altitude

-16.7°

Heading

312° NW

Position

Astronomical Twilight

Day length

14h 17m 7s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 27s

Winter: +4h 39m

Summer: -24m 52s

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 – 4:20 am
Astro. Twilight4:20 am – 5:00 am
Nautical Twilight5:00 am – 5:36 am
Civil Twilight5:36 am – 6:05 am
Daylight6:05 am – 8:22 pm
Civil Twilight8:22 pm – 8:52 pm
Nautical Twilight8:52 pm – 9:28 pm
Astro. Twilight9:28 pm – 10:07 pm
Night10:07 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JulSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jul 226:05 am8:22 pm14:17:07−1:271:14 pm (73.1°)94.440
Jul 236:06 am8:22 pm14:15:38−1:291:14 pm (72.9°)94.432
Jul 246:07 am8:21 pm14:14:07−1:311:14 pm (72.7°)94.423
Jul 256:08 am8:20 pm14:12:33−1:331:14 pm (72.5°)94.414
Jul 266:08 am8:19 pm14:10:58−1:351:14 pm (72.3°)94.405
Jul 276:09 am8:19 pm14:09:21−1:371:14 pm (72.1°)94.394
Jul 286:10 am8:18 pm14:07:42−1:381:14 pm (71.8°)94.384
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 203:29 am
June SolsticeJun 209:24 pm
September EquinoxSep 221:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 218:28 am
* 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 2017 Moon Phases

9:58 pm

Altitude

-21.0°

Heading

314° NW

Position

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Percent illuminated

0.1%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JulMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jul 225:20 am7:53 pm-12:38 pm(71.6°)225,0720.6%
Jul 236:27 am8:44 pm-1:38 pm(69.6°)226,7540.3%
Jul 247:34 am9:29 pm-2:35 pm(66.5°)229,3763.1%
Jul 258:41 am10:09 pm-3:29 pm(62.6°)232,6948.5%
Jul 269:46 am10:45 pm-4:19 pm(58.3°)236,39815.9%
Jul 2710:48 am11:18 pm-5:07 pm(53.8°)240,16324.8%
Jul 2811:48 am11:50 pm-5:52 pm(49.4°)243,69034.4%
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. 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, Sat, Jul 22, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 8:18 amSun 9:39 pmSun 2:59 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 3:11 amSun 5:34 pmSun 10:22 amGood visibility
MarsSun 6:10 amSun 8:28 pmSun 1:19 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
JupiterSat 12:18 pmSat 11:51 pmSat 6:04 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 5:37 pmSun 3:21 amSat 10:29 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSun 12:15 amSun 1:22 pmSun 6:48 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 10:24 pmSun 9:44 amSun 4:04 amDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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