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Moon: 30.9%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: May 31, 2016 at 1:58:26 AM


Sunrise Today: 5:10 AM 59° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:14 PM 301° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 2:22 AM 90° East
Moonset Today: 2:55 PM 273° West


Daylight Hours: 15 hours, 3 minutes (+1m 17s)

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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

1:58 AM

Altitude

-23.3°

Heading

19° N

Phase

Night

Day length

15h 3m 51s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 17s

Winter: +5h 59m

Summer: -13m 14s

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 – 3:02 AM
Astro. Twilight3:02 AM – 3:53 AM
Nautical Twilight3:53 AM – 4:36 AM
Civil Twilight4:36 AM – 5:10 AM
Daylight5:10 AM – 8:14 PM
Civil Twilight8:14 PM – 8:48 PM
Nautical Twilight8:48 PM – 9:31 PM
Astro. Twilight9:31 PM – 10:23 PM
Night10:23 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 315:10 AM8:14 PM15:03:51+1:1712:42 PM (69.7°)94.261
Jun 15:10 AM8:15 PM15:05:06+1:1412:42 PM (69.8°)94.275
Jun 25:09 AM8:16 PM15:06:17+1:1112:42 PM (69.9°)94.290
Jun 35:09 AM8:16 PM15:07:24+1:0712:42 PM (70.1°)94.303
Jun 45:09 AM8:17 PM15:08:29+1:0412:43 PM (70.2°)94.317
Jun 55:08 AM8:18 PM15:09:29+1:0012:43 PM (70.3°)94.329
Jun 65:08 AM8:18 PM15:10:26+0:5712:43 PM (70.4°)94.341
* 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

1:58 AM

Altitude

-5.0°

Heading

86° E

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

30.9%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 312:22 AM2:55 PM-8:34 AM(48.2°)228,11428.0%
Jun 12:57 AM4:07 PM-9:27 AM(53.0°)226,05717.7%
Jun 23:35 AM5:20 PM-10:23 AM(57.4°)224,7579.3%
Jun 34:16 AM6:33 PM-11:20 AM(61.2°)224,4193.4%
Jun 45:02 AM7:43 PM-12:19 PM(64.0°)225,1600.5%
Jun 55:54 AM8:48 PM-1:20 PM(65.5°)226,9710.7%
Jun 66:51 AM9:45 PM-2:19 PM(65.7°)229,7053.9%
* 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, Tue, May 31, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 4:17 AMTue 6:03 PMTue 11:10 AMVery difficult
VenusTue 5:07 AMTue 8:04 PMTue 12:35 PMExtremely difficult
MarsTue 7:09 PMWed 4:26 AMTue 11:47 PMPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 12:38 PMWed 1:37 AMTue 7:08 PMPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 8:14 PMTue 5:39 AMTue 12:56 AMPerfect visibility
UranusTue 3:00 AMTue 4:06 PMTue 9:33 AMDifficult
NeptuneTue 1:28 AMTue 12:35 PMTue 7:02 AMVery difficult
* All times are local time for Boston.

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