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Flag for U.S.A. Des Moines, U.S.A. — Sunrise, sunset, moon times for today

Moon: 1.9%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Sep 22, 2014 at 3:16:22 PM


Sunrise Today: 7:02 AM 89° East
Sunset Today: 7:12 PM 271° West


Moonrise Today: 5:31 AM 83° East
Moonset Today: 6:20 PM 274° West


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 9 minutes (-2m 45s)

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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

3:16 PM

Altitude

39.2°

Heading

224° SW

Phase

Daylight

Day length
12h 9m 40s

-2m 45s shorter

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 – 5:29 AM
Astro. Twilight5:29 AM – 6:02 AM
Nautical Twilight6:02 AM – 6:34 AM
Civil Twilight6:34 AM – 7:02 AM
Daylight7:02 AM – 7:12 PM
Civil Twilight7:12 PM – 7:39 PM
Nautical Twilight7:39 PM – 8:12 PM
Astro. Twilight8:12 PM – 8:45 PM
Night8:45 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 days

2014Sunrise/setDaylengthSolar noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Sep 227:02 AM7:12 PM12:09:40−2:451:07 PM (48.5°)93.302
Sep 237:03 AM7:10 PM12:06:54−2:451:07 PM (48.2°)93.276
Sep 247:04 AM7:08 PM12:04:08−2:451:06 PM (47.8°)93.250
Sep 257:05 AM7:06 PM12:01:23−2:451:06 PM (47.4°)93.224
Sep 267:06 AM7:05 PM11:58:37−2:451:06 PM (47.0°)93.197
Sep 277:07 AM7:03 PM11:55:51−2:451:05 PM (46.6°)93.170
Sep 287:08 AM7:01 PM11:53:05−2:451:05 PM (46.2°)93.144
* All times are in local Des Moines time.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:29 PM in Des Moines.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2014

2014DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2011:57 AM
June SolsticeJun 215:51 AM
September EquinoxSep 229:29 PM
December SolsticeDec 215:03 PM
* 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 2014 Moon Phases

3:16 PM

Altitude

31.8°

Heading

242° SW

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent Illuminated

1.9%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

2014Moonrise/setMeridian passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illum.
Sep 225:31 AM6:20 PM-11:59 AM(51.5°)251,0462.3%
Sep 236:28 AM6:49 PM-12:42 PM(47.6°)249,7930.3%
Sep 247:26 AM7:18 PM-1:26 PM(43.6°)248,2200.3%
Sep 258:25 AM7:49 PM-2:10 PM(39.8°)246,3932.3%
Sep 269:25 AM8:23 PM-2:57 PM(36.2°)244,3526.4%
Sep 2710:25 AM9:00 PM-3:45 PM(33.2°)242,12112.5%
Sep 2811:26 AM9:42 PM-4:36 PM(30.8°)239,72020.5%
* Illumination is calculated at lunar noon, all times are in local Des Moines time.

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