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Cape Canaveral Light

Location: Cape Canaveral / 1 mile inland near Cocoa Beach, FL

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There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

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About Cape Canaveral Light


The location of the light is Cape Canaveral / 1 mile inland. The nearest city is Cocoa Beach, FL. The station was first established in 1848. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1868.

The lighthouse is a white and black bands; conical iron tower.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 137 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 24 nautical miles. The tower height is 151 ft. The light has a period of 20 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 3-625 (U.S.)
Identification number: J2888 (International)

Light characteristics:
0.2 second flash 4.8 second eclipsed.
0.2 second flash 14.8 second eclipsed.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 20 second period, the light is on for less than 10 then off for more than 10.

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