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Moon: 31.1%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Jun 29, 2016 at 6:57:33 AM


Sunrise Today: 5:10 AM 57° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:25 PM 303° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 1:34 AM 80° East
Moonset Today: 3:04 PM 283° West


Daylight Hours: 15 hours, 14 minutes (-32s)

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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

6:57 AM

Altitude

17.2°

Heading

74° E

Phase

Daylight

Day length

15h 14m 33s

Change since

Yesterday: -32s

Winter: +6h 9m

Summer: -2m 32s

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 – 2:57 AM
Astro. Twilight2:57 AM – 3:51 AM
Nautical Twilight3:51 AM – 4:36 AM
Civil Twilight4:36 AM – 5:10 AM
Daylight5:10 AM – 8:25 PM
Civil Twilight8:25 PM – 9:00 PM
Nautical Twilight9:00 PM – 9:44 PM
Astro. Twilight9:44 PM – 10:38 PM
Night10:38 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JunSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jun 295:10 AM8:25 PM15:14:33−0:3212:48 PM (70.8°)94.506
Jun 305:11 AM8:25 PM15:13:55−0:3712:48 PM (70.8°)94.508
Jul 15:11 AM8:25 PM15:13:17−0:3812:48 PM (70.7°)94.510
Jul 25:12 AM8:25 PM15:12:33−0:4312:48 PM (70.6°)94.512
Jul 35:13 AM8:24 PM15:11:45−0:4712:49 PM (70.5°)94.513
Jul 45:13 AM8:24 PM15:10:53−0:5112:49 PM (70.4°)94.513
Jul 55:14 AM8:24 PM15:09:58−0:5512:49 PM (70.3°)94.513
* 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

6:57 AM

Altitude

51.7°

Heading

149° SE

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

31.1%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JunMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jun 291:34 AM3:04 PM-8:14 AM(55.6°)228,37030.5%
Jun 302:12 AM4:14 PM-9:09 AM(59.6°)227,58620.0%
Jul 12:54 AM5:23 PM-10:05 AM(62.8°)227,44411.2%
Jul 23:42 AM6:30 PM-11:04 AM(65.0°)228,0604.7%
Jul 34:35 AM7:31 PM-12:03 PM(65.8°)229,4791.0%
Jul 45:34 AM8:25 PM-1:01 PM(65.4°)231,6560.2%
Jul 56:36 AM9:12 PM-1:57 PM(63.8°)234,4492.2%
* 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

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jun 29, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 4:29 AMWed 7:49 PMWed 12:09 PMSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 5:38 AMWed 8:53 PMWed 1:15 PMSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 4:49 PMThu 2:10 AMWed 9:30 PMPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 10:59 AMWed 11:50 PMWed 5:24 PMFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 6:06 PMThu 3:33 AMWed 10:50 PMPerfect visibility
UranusWed 1:08 AMWed 2:17 PMWed 7:43 AMDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 11:34 PMWed 10:41 AMWed 5:08 AMDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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