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Flag for USA Boston, MA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 58.4%

Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Apr 29, 2016 at 4:43:01 AM


Sunrise Today: 5:42 AM 69° East
Sunset Today: 7:42 PM 291° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 1:15 AM 113° Southeast
Moonset Today: 11:32 AM 248° West


Daylight Hours: 14 hours (+2m 30s)

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Today's Sun Position in Boston

The Sun's altitude in Boston today. The horizontal line signifies the horizon, the vertical lines show the times of sunrise and sunset. Altitude and heading are displayed in the box on the right. The graph defaults to current time. Hover over it to select a different time. How to use this

Sun's current position over Earth

4:43 AM

Altitude

-10.6°

Heading

59° NE

Phase

Nautical Twilight

Day length

14h 35s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 30s

Winter: +4h 56m

Summer: -1h 16m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Boston 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 – 3:53 AM
Astro. Twilight3:53 AM – 4:34 AM
Nautical Twilight4:34 AM – 5:11 AM
Civil Twilight5:11 AM – 5:42 AM
Daylight5:42 AM – 7:42 PM
Civil Twilight7:42 PM – 8:13 PM
Nautical Twilight8:13 PM – 8:50 PM
Astro. Twilight8:50 PM – 9:31 PM
Night9:31 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 295:42 AM7:42 PM14:00:35+2:3012:41 PM (62.4°)93.632
Apr 305:40 AM7:43 PM14:03:04+2:2912:41 PM (62.7°)93.656
May 15:39 AM7:44 PM14:05:32+2:2712:41 PM (63.0°)93.680
May 25:38 AM7:45 PM14:07:59+2:2612:41 PM (63.3°)93.704
May 35:36 AM7:47 PM14:10:24+2:2412:41 PM (63.6°)93.728
May 45:35 AM7:48 PM14:12:47+2:2312:41 PM (63.9°)93.751
May 55:34 AM7:49 PM14:15:09+2:2112:41 PM (64.2°)93.774
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2016

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2016DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:30 AM
June SolsticeJun 206:34 PM
September EquinoxSep 2210:21 AM
December SolsticeDec 215:44 AM
* All times are local Boston time.

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Today's Moon in Boston

The Moon's path in Boston 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 2016 Moon Phases

4:43 AM

Altitude

26.6°

Heading

154° SE

Phase

Waning Gibbous

Percent illuminated

58.4%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 291:15 AM11:32 AM-6:22 AM(30.7°)239,72957.6%
Apr 301:56 AM12:35 PM-7:13 AM(33.3°)236,21846.7%
May 12:35 AM1:42 PM-8:05 AM(36.7°)232,58435.5%
May 23:12 AM2:51 PM-8:57 AM(40.9°)229,08424.7%
May 33:48 AM4:02 PM-9:50 AM(45.6°)226,02915.0%
May 44:24 AM5:16 PM-10:45 AM(50.5°)223,7417.3%
May 55:01 AM6:30 PM-11:41 AM(55.2°)222,5052.1%
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Boston This Coming Night

PlanetRiseSetMeridian
MercuryFri 6:10 AMFri 8:57 PMFri 1:34 PM
VenusFri 5:24 AMFri 6:45 PMFri 12:04 PM
MarsThu 10:01 PMFri 7:16 AMFri 2:39 AM
JupiterFri 2:41 PMSat 3:42 AMFri 9:12 PM
SaturnThu 10:30 PMFri 7:53 AMFri 3:11 AM
UranusFri 5:02 AMFri 6:04 PMFri 11:33 AM
NeptuneFri 3:33 AMFri 2:38 PMFri 9:06 AM
PlutoFri 12:47 AMFri 10:09 AMFri 5:28 AM
* All times are local time for Boston.

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