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Moon: 4.9%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Apr 27, 2017 at 11:53:51 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:18 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 7:53 pm 289° West


Moonrise Today: 7:31 am 73° East
Moonset Today: 9:33 pm 290° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 35 minutes (+2m 5s)

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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

11:53 pm

Altitude

-36.1°

Heading

338° N

Position

Night

Day length

13h 35m 44s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 5s

Winter: +3h 58m

Summer: -1h 6m

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 – 4:42 am
Astro. Twilight4:42 am – 5:17 am
Nautical Twilight5:17 am – 5:50 am
Civil Twilight5:50 am – 6:18 am
Daylight6:18 am – 7:53 pm
Civil Twilight7:53 pm – 8:21 pm
Nautical Twilight8:21 pm – 8:54 pm
Astro. Twilight8:54 pm – 9:30 pm
Night9:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 276:18 am7:53 pm13:35:44+2:051:05 pm (67.1°)93.582
Apr 286:16 am7:54 pm13:37:49+2:041:05 pm (67.4°)93.606
Apr 296:15 am7:55 pm13:39:52+2:031:05 pm (67.8°)93.630
Apr 306:14 am7:56 pm13:41:54+2:021:05 pm (68.1°)93.653
May 16:13 am7:57 pm13:43:55+2:001:05 pm (68.4°)93.676
May 26:12 am7:58 pm13:45:54+1:591:05 pm (68.7°)93.699
May 36:11 am7:59 pm13:47:53+1:581:04 pm (68.9°)93.721
* 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

11:53 pm

Altitude

-23.6°

Heading

313° NW

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

4.9%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 277:31 am9:33 pm-2:28 pm(67.3°)223,3023.1%
Apr 288:20 am10:42 pm-3:29 pm(70.2°)224,1228.9%
Apr 299:14 am11:46 pm-4:29 pm(71.7°)225,96017.2%
Apr 3010:12 am--5:29 pm(71.8°)228,56427.4%
May 1-12:45 am11:13 am6:27 pm(70.6°)231,64038.5%
May 2-1:36 am12:16 pm7:21 pm(68.2°)234,90549.9%
May 3-2:21 am1:19 pm8:13 pm(65.0°)238,12961.0%
* 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, Thu, Apr 27, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 5:45 amFri 6:43 pmFri 12:14 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 4:31 amFri 4:45 pmFri 10:38 amGreat visibility
MarsFri 7:39 amFri 10:05 pmFri 2:52 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterThu 5:55 pmFri 5:30 amThu 11:42 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 11:34 pmSat 9:17 amSat 4:26 amPerfect visibility
UranusFri 5:44 amFri 6:44 pmFri 12:14 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 4:01 amFri 3:21 pmFri 9:41 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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