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Moon: 24.8%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Jul 29, 2016 at 1:09:54 AM


Sunrise Today: 6:06 AM 64° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:35 PM 296° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 2:12 AM 68° East
Moonset Today: 4:50 PM 294° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 28 minutes (-2m)

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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

1:09 AM

Altitude

-29.7°

Heading

357° N

Phase

Night

Day length

14h 28m 6s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m

Winter: +5h 18m

Summer: -43m 34s

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 – 4:12 AM
Astro. Twilight4:12 AM – 4:56 AM
Nautical Twilight4:56 AM – 5:35 AM
Civil Twilight5:35 AM – 6:06 AM
Daylight6:06 AM – 8:35 PM
Civil Twilight8:35 PM – 9:06 PM
Nautical Twilight9:06 PM – 9:45 PM
Astro. Twilight9:45 PM – 10:29 PM
Night10:29 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JulSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jul 296:06 AM8:35 PM14:28:06−2:001:21 PM (66.9°)94.374
Jul 306:07 AM8:34 PM14:26:03−2:021:21 PM (66.7°)94.363
Jul 316:08 AM8:32 PM14:23:58−2:041:21 PM (66.4°)94.352
Aug 16:09 AM8:31 PM14:21:51−2:061:21 PM (66.2°)94.340
Aug 26:10 AM8:30 PM14:19:43−2:081:21 PM (65.9°)94.328
Aug 36:11 AM8:29 PM14:17:32−2:101:21 PM (65.7°)94.316
Aug 46:12 AM8:28 PM14:15:20−2:121:20 PM (65.4°)94.302
* 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

1:09 AM

Altitude

-10.8°

Heading

58° NE

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

24.8%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JulMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jul 292:12 AM4:50 PM-9:28 AM(65.1°)230,48221.5%
Jul 303:02 AM5:51 PM-10:26 AM(66.4°)231,50412.6%
Jul 313:57 AM6:46 PM-11:23 AM(66.4°)232,9925.9%
Aug 14:57 AM7:36 PM-12:18 PM(65.3°)234,9381.7%
Aug 25:59 AM8:19 PM-1:12 PM(63.1°)237,2840.1%
Aug 37:02 AM8:57 PM-2:03 PM(60.1°)239,9121.0%
Aug 48:05 AM9:31 PM-2:52 PM(56.5°)242,6544.2%
* 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, Fri, Jul 29, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:56 AMFri 9:36 PMFri 2:47 PMSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 7:19 AMFri 9:22 PMFri 2:21 PMSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 3:49 PMSat 1:01 AMFri 8:25 PMPerfect visibility
JupiterFri 9:56 AMFri 10:31 PMFri 4:14 PMFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 4:30 PMSat 2:02 AMFri 9:16 PMPerfect visibility
UranusThu 11:42 PMFri 12:50 PMFri 6:16 AMAverage visiblity
NeptuneThu 10:05 PMFri 9:11 AMFri 3:38 AMDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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