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Moon: 29.0%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: May 31, 2016 at 5:18:22 AM


Sunrise Today: 5:43 AM 59° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:42 PM 301° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 2:54 AM 90° East
Moonset Today: 3:30 PM 273° West


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 58 minutes (+1m 15s)

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Today's Sun Position in Des Moines

The Sun's altitude in Des Moines 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

5:18 AM

Altitude

-3.5°

Heading

55° NE

Phase

Civil Twilight

Day length

14h 58m 56s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 15s

Winter: +5h 49m

Summer: -12m 45s

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Des Moines Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Des Moines 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 – 3:38 AM
Astro. Twilight3:38 AM – 4:27 AM
Nautical Twilight4:27 AM – 5:10 AM
Civil Twilight5:10 AM – 5:43 AM
Daylight5:43 AM – 8:42 PM
Civil Twilight8:42 PM – 9:15 PM
Nautical Twilight9:15 PM – 9:58 PM
Astro. Twilight9:58 PM – 10:47 PM
Night10:47 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 315:43 AM8:42 PM14:58:56+1:151:12 PM (70.5°)94.262
Jun 15:42 AM8:43 PM15:00:08+1:121:12 PM (70.6°)94.276
Jun 25:42 AM8:43 PM15:01:17+1:081:13 PM (70.7°)94.291
Jun 35:42 AM8:44 PM15:02:22+1:051:13 PM (70.8°)94.304
Jun 45:41 AM8:45 PM15:03:24+1:011:13 PM (71.0°)94.317
Jun 55:41 AM8:45 PM15:04:22+0:581:13 PM (71.1°)94.330
Jun 65:41 AM8:46 PM15:05:17+0:551:13 PM (71.2°)94.342
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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 1911:30 PM
June SolsticeJun 205:34 PM
September EquinoxSep 229:21 AM
December SolsticeDec 214:44 AM
* All times are local Des Moines time.

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Today's Moon in Des Moines

The Moon's path in Des Moines 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

5:18 AM

Altitude

24.9°

Heading

114° SE

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

29.0%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 312:54 AM3:30 PM-9:07 AM(49.3°)227,96827.3%
Jun 13:30 AM4:41 PM-10:01 AM(54.0°)225,95117.2%
Jun 24:08 AM5:54 PM-10:56 AM(58.4°)224,7058.9%
Jun 34:50 AM7:06 PM-11:54 AM(62.2°)224,4333.1%
Jun 45:37 AM8:15 PM-12:53 PM(64.9°)225,2430.4%
Jun 56:29 AM9:20 PM-1:53 PM(66.4°)227,1180.8%
Jun 67:27 AM10:17 PM-2:53 PM(66.5°)229,9014.2%
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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 Des Moines This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, May 31, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 4:49 AMTue 6:32 PMTue 11:40 AMVery difficult
VenusTue 5:40 AMTue 8:32 PMTue 1:05 PMExtremely difficult
MarsTue 7:36 PMWed 4:58 AMWed 12:17 AMPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 1:09 PMWed 2:07 AMTue 7:38 PMPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 8:42 PMTue 6:11 AMTue 1:26 AMPerfect visibility
UranusTue 3:31 AMTue 4:35 PMTue 10:03 AMDifficult
NeptuneTue 1:57 AMTue 1:06 PMTue 7:32 AMVery difficult
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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