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Flag for U.S.A. Boston, U.S.A. — Sunrise, sunset, moon times for today

Moon: 14.6%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Sep 20, 2014 at 12:31:47 AM


Sunrise Today: 6:29 AM 88° East
Sunset Today: 6:45 PM 272° West


Moonrise Today: 3:03 AM 74° East
Moonset Today: 4:50 PM 284° West


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 15 minutes (-2m 50s)

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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

12:31 AM

Altitude

-46.5°

Heading

358° N

Phase

Night

Day length
12h 15m 39s

-2m 50s shorter

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 – 4:55 AM
Astro. Twilight4:55 AM – 5:28 AM
Nautical Twilight5:28 AM – 6:01 AM
Civil Twilight6:01 AM – 6:29 AM
Daylight6:29 AM – 6:45 PM
Civil Twilight6:45 PM – 7:13 PM
Nautical Twilight7:13 PM – 7:46 PM
Astro. Twilight7:46 PM – 8:20 PM
Night8:20 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Boston - Next 7 days

2014Sunrise/setDaylengthSolar noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 206:29 AM6:45 PM12:15:39−2:5012:38 PM (48.6°)93.354
Sep 216:30 AM6:43 PM12:12:49−2:5012:37 PM (48.2°)93.329
Sep 226:32 AM6:42 PM12:09:59−2:5012:37 PM (47.8°)93.303
Sep 236:33 AM6:40 PM12:07:08−2:5012:37 PM (47.4°)93.278
Sep 246:34 AM6:38 PM12:04:18−2:5012:36 PM (47.0°)93.251
Sep 256:35 AM6:36 PM12:01:28−2:5012:36 PM (46.6°)93.225
Sep 266:36 AM6:34 PM11:58:38−2:5012:36 PM (46.3°)93.199
* All times are in local Boston time.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:29 PM in Boston.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2014

2014DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:57 PM
June SolsticeJun 216:51 AM
September EquinoxSep 2210:29 PM
December SolsticeDec 216:03 PM
* 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 2014 Moon Phases

12:31 AM

Altitude

-23.6°

Heading

46° NE

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent Illuminated

14.6%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

2014Moonrise/setMeridian passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illum.
Sep 203:03 AM4:50 PM-10:00 AM(58.0°)252,21012.1%
Sep 213:59 AM5:20 PM-10:43 AM(54.7°)251,9236.5%
Sep 224:56 AM5:48 PM-11:26 AM(51.0°)251,1122.5%
Sep 235:54 AM6:17 PM-12:09 PM(47.1°)249,8820.4%
Sep 246:52 AM6:46 PM-12:53 PM(43.1°)248,3270.2%
Sep 257:52 AM7:16 PM-1:37 PM(39.2°)246,5142.1%
Sep 268:52 AM7:49 PM-2:23 PM(35.7°)244,4866.1%
* Illumination is calculated at lunar noon, all times are in local Boston time.

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