Home   Sun & Moon   USA   Santa Cruz

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

Moon: 60.8%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Aug 19, 2018 at 2:36:13 am


Sunrise Today: 6:28 am 73° East
Sunset Today: 7:54 pm 286° West


Moonrise Today: 3:11 pm 114° Southeast
Moonset Today: 12:50 am 248° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 25 minutes (-2m 7s)

Location of Santa CruzLocation

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

2:36 am

Altitude

-36.5°

Heading

26° NE

Position

Night

Day length

13h 25m 50s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 7s

Winter: +3h 48m

Summer: -1h 16m

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

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 – 4:53 am
Astro. Twilight4:53 am – 5:28 am
Nautical Twilight5:28 am – 6:01 am
Civil Twilight6:01 am – 6:28 am
Daylight6:28 am – 7:54 pm
Civil Twilight7:54 pm – 8:21 pm
Nautical Twilight8:21 pm – 8:54 pm
Astro. Twilight8:54 pm – 9:28 pm
Night9:28 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Santa Cruz - Next 7 Days

Scroll right to see more
2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 196:28 am7:54 pm13:25:50−2:071:11 pm (65.6°)94.068
Aug 206:29 am7:52 pm13:23:42−2:071:11 pm (65.3°)94.049
Aug 216:30 am7:51 pm13:21:34−2:081:11 pm (65.0°)94.029
Aug 226:30 am7:50 pm13:19:24−2:091:10 pm (64.6°)94.010
Aug 236:31 am7:48 pm13:17:14−2:101:10 pm (64.3°)93.990
Aug 246:32 am7:47 pm13:15:03−2:101:10 pm (63.9°)93.970
Aug 256:33 am7:46 pm13:12:52−2:111:10 pm (63.6°)93.950
* 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.

See full month's Sun

Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

Scroll right to see more
2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 209:15 am
June SolsticeJun 213:07 am
September EquinoxSep 226:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 212:23 pm
* All times are local Santa Cruz time.

Sun Articles

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 2018 Moon Phases

2:36 am

Altitude

-20.7°

Heading

263° W

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

60.8%

Moon in Santa Cruz - Next 7 days

Scroll right to see more
2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 19-12:50 am3:11 pm8:22 pm(33.3°)248,77767.7%
Aug 20-1:30 am4:05 pm9:10 pm(31.9°)250,57476.6%
Aug 21-2:14 am4:56 pm9:59 pm(31.5°)251,66884.3%
Aug 22-3:02 am5:42 pm10:47 pm(32.1°)252,10490.7%
Aug 23-3:53 am6:25 pm11:34 pm(33.6°)251,95695.6%
Aug 24-4:46 am7:04 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Aug 25-5:41 am7:39 pm12:21 am(36.1°)251,31098.7%
* 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.

See full month's Moon

Advertising

Moon Articles

Planets Visible in the Sky in Santa Cruz This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Aug 19, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 5:20 amSun 6:57 pmSun 12:08 pmDifficult to see
VenusSun 10:16 amSun 9:41 pmSun 3:59 pmGreat visibility
MarsSun 6:49 pmMon 3:58 amSun 11:24 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterSun 12:55 pmSun 11:22 pmSun 6:08 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 4:37 pmMon 2:15 amSun 9:26 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSat 10:40 pmSun 11:56 amSun 5:18 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 8:43 pmSun 8:07 amSun 2:25 amDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Santa Cruz.

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