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

Moon: 20.2%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Sep 29, 2022 at 9:30:02 pm
Sunrise Today: 7:01 am 93° East
Sunset Today: 6:54 pm 267° West
Moonrise Today: 11:04 am 115° Southeast
Moonset Today: 9:12 pm 242° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 52 minutes (-2m 20s)
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Today's Sun Position in Santa Cruz

Time:9:30 pm
Altitude:-31.3°
Direction:293° NW
Phase:Night

Day length today: 11h 52m 13s (Sep 29, 2022)

2 minutes, 20 seconds shorter than yesterday (Sep 28, 2022)

2 hours, 14 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2021)

2 hours, 49 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2022)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Santa Cruz Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:35 am
Astro. Twilight5:35 am – 6:05 am
Nautical Twilight6:05 am – 6:36 am
Civil Twilight6:36 am – 7:01 am
Daylight7:01 am – 6:54 pm
Civil Twilight6:54 pm – 7:19 pm
Nautical Twilight7:19 pm – 7:50 pm
Astro. Twilight7:50 pm – 8:20 pm
Night8:20 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

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2022Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 297:01 am6:54 pm11:52:14−2:2012:58 pm (50.4°)93.115
Sep 307:02 am6:52 pm11:49:53−2:2012:57 pm (50.0°)93.088
Oct 17:03 am6:51 pm11:47:33−2:2012:57 pm (49.6°)93.061
Oct 27:04 am6:49 pm11:45:13−2:1912:57 pm (49.2°)93.034
Oct 37:05 am6:48 pm11:42:53−2:1912:57 pm (48.9°)93.006
Oct 47:06 am6:46 pm11:40:34−2:1912:56 pm (48.5°)92.979
Oct 57:07 am6:45 pm11:38:14−2:1912:56 pm (48.1°)92.952
* 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 2022 Moon Phases

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

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2022Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 2911:04 am9:12 pm-4:11 pm(31.5°)232,98518.2%
Sep 3012:15 pm9:55 pm-5:08 pm(27.6°)231,67828.0%
Oct 11:25 pm10:47 pm-6:08 pm(25.3°)230,66139.2%
Oct 22:31 pm11:49 pm-7:10 pm(24.8°)229,94051.0%
Oct 33:28 pm--8:11 pm(26.3°)229,54662.9%
Oct 4-12:59 am4:16 pm9:11 pm(29.6°)229,53574.0%
Oct 5-2:12 am4:56 pm10:06 pm(34.4°)229,97783.7%
* 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, Thu, Sep 29, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:02 amFri 6:16 pmFri 12:08 pmVery difficult to see
VenusFri 6:33 amFri 6:43 pmFri 12:39 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 10:32 pmFri 1:02 pmFri 5:47 amPerfect visibility
JupiterThu 6:45 pmFri 6:47 amFri 12:46 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 4:48 pmFri 3:10 amThu 9:59 pmPerfect visibility
UranusFri 8:36 pmSat 10:26 amSat 3:31 amAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 6:19 pmFri 6:01 amFri 12:10 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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