CalendarSolar, lunar and twilight calendar

The Perth Observatory has developed a solar, lunar and twilight calendar online. You can now check the rise and set times for the sun, moon, and twilight (civil, nautical and astronomical) from 18 locations across WA until the year 2026.

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Sun over the perth hillsSun Rise and Set Times

2005 – 2020 Sun rise & set times

The rise and set times are correct for Perth, Western Australia.

Superfull Moon With SilhouettesMoon Rise and Set Times

Moon rise & set times

The rise and set times are correct for Perth, Western Australia.

Time corrections beyond Perth, WA

These times will be adequate for general purpose use in the Perth metropolitan area. However, corrections (of up to 100 minutes) must be applied for other locations in Western Australia. These time corrections can be found in the Observatory’s annual Almanac.

Notes for moon rise and set times

The Moon rise and set data need some care in their interpretation. Some entries have a p prefix which means that the data refers to the previous day, and an f prefix means that the data refers to the following day. This complicated system arises because of the dramatically changing times of Moon rise and set and the fact that on some days the Moon either doesn’t rise or set!

The Moon phases presented here are correct for Western Australia.

Note: A given Moon phase occurs at a specific moment in time. However, the existence of different time zones can mean the date on which the phase occurs may vary by one day, across Australia, as well as across the world.

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2000 – 2016 Moon phases


In general, WAST (Western Australian Standard Time) is used in these tables. However, between December 2006 until March 2009, daylight saving times are quoted in the tables, as appropriate. This was the result of the imposition of a daylight saving trial by the State Government. For the duration of daylight saving one hour is added to WAST in order to calculate the daylight saving time for these phenomena.


The tides are related to the phase of the Moon. Tidal information for Western Australia is available from the Marine: Coastal Data & Charts section of the Department of Transport.