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Moon: 61.9%

Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Apr 28, 2016 at 7:18:18 PM


Sunrise Today: 6:15 AM 70° East
Sunset Today: 8:10 PM 290° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 1:01 AM 114° Southeast
Moonset Today: 11:09 AM 246° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 55 minutes (+2m 27s)

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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

7:18 PM

Altitude

8.5°

Heading

282° W

Phase

Daylight

Day length

13h 55m 10s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 27s

Winter: +4h 45m

Summer: -1h 16m

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 – 4:29 AM
Astro. Twilight4:29 AM – 5:08 AM
Nautical Twilight5:08 AM – 5:45 AM
Civil Twilight5:45 AM – 6:15 AM
Daylight6:15 AM – 8:10 PM
Civil Twilight8:10 PM – 8:40 PM
Nautical Twilight8:40 PM – 9:16 PM
Astro. Twilight9:16 PM – 9:56 PM
Night9:56 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 286:15 AM8:10 PM13:55:10+2:271:12 PM (62.9°)93.609
Apr 296:13 AM8:11 PM13:57:36+2:261:12 PM (63.2°)93.633
Apr 306:12 AM8:12 PM14:00:01+2:241:12 PM (63.5°)93.658
May 16:11 AM8:13 PM14:02:25+2:231:11 PM (63.8°)93.682
May 26:09 AM8:14 PM14:04:47+2:221:11 PM (64.1°)93.706
May 36:08 AM8:15 PM14:07:07+2:201:11 PM (64.4°)93.729
May 46:07 AM8:16 PM14:09:27+2:191:11 PM (64.7°)93.753
* 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

7:18 PM

Altitude

-63.7°

Heading

26° NE

Phase

Waning Gibbous

Percent illuminated

61.9%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 281:01 AM11:09 AM-6:04 AM(30.0°)242,74267.3%
Apr 291:46 AM12:08 PM-6:55 AM(31.6°)239,51757.0%
Apr 302:28 AM1:11 PM-7:47 AM(34.3°)235,99146.0%
May 13:07 AM2:17 PM-8:38 AM(37.7°)232,35834.8%
May 23:44 AM3:26 PM-9:31 AM(41.9°)228,87724.1%
May 34:20 AM4:37 PM-10:24 AM(46.6°)225,86014.5%
May 44:57 AM5:50 PM-11:19 AM(51.5°)223,6306.9%
* 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

PlanetRiseSetMeridian
MercuryThu 6:46 AMThu 9:30 PMThu 2:08 PM
VenusFri 5:55 AMFri 7:14 PMFri 12:34 PM
MarsThu 10:29 PMFri 7:49 AMFri 3:09 AM
JupiterThu 3:16 PMFri 4:15 AMThu 9:45 PM
SaturnThu 10:57 PMFri 8:25 AMFri 3:41 AM
UranusFri 5:33 AMFri 6:33 PMFri 12:03 PM
NeptuneFri 4:02 AMFri 3:09 PMFri 9:35 AM
PlutoFri 1:14 AMFri 10:42 AMFri 5:58 AM
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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