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

Moon: 10.1%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 2, 2016 at 3:10:31 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:55 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:12 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 9:12 am 116° Southeast
Moonset Today: 7:08 pm 245° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 16 minutes (-1m 18s)

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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 a separate box. The graph defaults to current time. Hover over it to select a different time. How to use this

Sun's current position over Earth

3:10 pm

Altitude

8.6°

Heading

229° SW

Phase

Daylight

Day length

9h 16m 54s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 18s

Winter: +12m 19s

Summer: -6h

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 – 5:15 am
Astro. Twilight5:15 am – 5:49 am
Nautical Twilight5:49 am – 6:24 am
Civil Twilight6:24 am – 6:55 am
Daylight6:55 am – 4:12 pm
Civil Twilight4:12 pm – 4:44 pm
Nautical Twilight4:44 pm – 5:19 pm
Astro. Twilight5:19 pm – 5:53 pm
Night5:53 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 26:55 am4:12 pm9:16:54−1:1811:34 am (25.6°)91.637
Dec 36:56 am4:12 pm9:15:39−1:1411:34 am (25.5°)91.622
Dec 46:57 am4:12 pm9:14:28−1:1111:35 am (25.3°)91.608
Dec 56:58 am4:12 pm9:13:21−1:0711:35 am (25.2°)91.594
Dec 66:59 am4:12 pm9:12:17−1:0311:36 am (25.1°)91.581
Dec 77:00 am4:12 pm9:11:17−0:5911:36 am (25.0°)91.568
Dec 87:01 am4:12 pm9:10:22−0:5511:36 am (24.9°)91.556
* All times are local time for Boston. 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

3:10 pm

Altitude

26.9°

Heading

196° S

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

10.1%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 29:12 am7:08 pm-2:09 pm(28.4°)247,8479.9%
Dec 39:56 am8:04 pm-2:58 pm(29.7°)245,70616.7%
Dec 410:36 am9:03 pm-3:48 pm(32.0°)243,16125.1%
Dec 511:14 am10:05 pm-4:36 pm(35.0°)240,23734.7%
Dec 611:48 am11:10 pm-5:25 pm(38.8°)237,00645.4%
Dec 712:22 pm--6:15 pm(43.1°)233,60456.6%
Dec 8-12:16 am12:55 pm7:05 pm(47.8°)230,23467.8%
* All times are local time for Boston. 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, Fri, Dec 2, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 8:36 amFri 5:15 pmFri 12:55 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 10:13 amFri 7:13 pmFri 2:43 pmGreat visibility
MarsFri 11:19 amFri 9:17 pmFri 4:17 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterSat 2:17 amSat 1:40 pmSat 7:59 amFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 7:26 amFri 4:43 pmFri 12:04 pmNot visible
UranusFri 1:43 pmSat 2:43 amFri 8:13 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneFri 12:11 pmFri 11:10 pmFri 5:40 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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