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Hatteras Inlet Light Station

Location: SW end of Hatteras Island near Hatteras, NC

About Hatteras Inlet Light Station

The location of the light is SW end of Hatteras Island. The nearest city is Hatteras, NC.

The lighthouse is a skeleton tower.

The tower has an isophase white light at a focal plane height of 45 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 10 nautical miles. The tower height is 48 ft. The light has a period of 6 seconds.

Open to the Public?: Grounds Only    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 645 (U.S.)

An 'isophase' light is a light in which all durations of light and darkness are equal. So in the 6 second period, the light is on for 3 then off for 3.

Today's Conditions on Site

Astronomical Info.

Astronomical Dawn: 5:42 am
Sunrise: 7:11 am
Sunset: 5:17 pm
Astronomical Dusk: 6:46 pm

Additional Conditions.

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