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Moon: 53.5%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 7, 2016 at 10:36:54 am


Sunrise Today: 7:05 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 12:29 pm 96° East


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 14 minutes (-58s)

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Today's Sun Position in Chicago

The Sun's altitude in Chicago 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

10:36 am

Altitude

23.7°

Heading

164° S

Phase

Daylight

Day length

9h 14m 16s

Change since

Yesterday: -58s

Winter: +6m 32s

Summer: -5h 59m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Chicago Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Chicago 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 – 5:25 am
Astro. Twilight5:25 am – 5:59 am
Nautical Twilight5:59 am – 6:34 am
Civil Twilight6:34 am – 7:05 am
Daylight7:05 am – 4:19 pm
Civil Twilight4:19 pm – 4:51 pm
Nautical Twilight4:51 pm – 5:26 pm
Astro. Twilight5:26 pm – 5:59 pm
Night5:59 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Chicago - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 77:05 am4:19 pm9:14:16−0:5811:42 am (25.4°)91.567
Dec 87:06 am4:19 pm9:13:22−0:5411:43 am (25.3°)91.555
Dec 97:07 am4:19 pm9:12:31−0:5011:43 am (25.2°)91.543
Dec 107:08 am4:19 pm9:11:44−0:4611:44 am (25.2°)91.531
Dec 117:09 am4:20 pm9:11:02−0:4211:44 am (25.1°)91.520
Dec 127:09 am4:20 pm9:10:23−0:3811:45 am (25.0°)91.510
Dec 137:10 am4:20 pm9:09:49−0:3411:45 am (24.9°)91.500
* All times are local time for Chicago. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2016

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2016DateTime
March EquinoxMar 1911:30 pm
June SolsticeJun 205:34 pm
September EquinoxSep 229:21 am
December SolsticeDec 214:44 am
* All times are local Chicago time.

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Today's Moon in Chicago

The Moon's path in Chicago 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

10:36 am

Altitude

-21.1°

Heading

78° E

Phase

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

53.5%

Moon in Chicago - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 712:29 pm--6:23 pm(43.8°)233,44657.1%
Dec 8-12:26 am1:02 pm7:14 pm(48.5°)230,08468.3%
Dec 9-1:34 am1:37 pm8:06 pm(53.3°)227,03778.8%
Dec 10-2:45 am2:14 pm9:01 pm(57.8°)224,61487.9%
Dec 11-3:58 am2:55 pm9:59 pm(61.8°)223,11494.8%
Dec 12-5:11 am3:42 pm10:59 pm(64.7°)222,76898.9%
Dec 13-6:23 am4:34 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
* All times are local time for Chicago. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Chicago This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Dec 7, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:49 amWed 5:34 pmWed 1:11 pmAverage visiblity
VenusWed 10:18 amWed 7:32 pmWed 2:54 pmGreat visibility
MarsWed 11:14 amWed 9:24 pmWed 4:19 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterWed 2:10 amWed 1:32 pmWed 7:51 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 7:14 amWed 4:33 pmWed 11:53 amNot visible
UranusWed 1:30 pmThu 2:28 amWed 7:59 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 11:57 amWed 10:57 pmWed 5:27 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Chicago.

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