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Moon: 41.3%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 25, 2016 at 5:17:05 PM


Sunrise Today: 6:34 AM 75° East
Sunset Today: 7:58 PM 285° West


Moonrise Today: 12:11 AM 69° East
Moonset Today: 2:42 PM 293° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 24 minutes (-2m 36s)

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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

5:17 PM

Altitude

29.0°

Heading

257° W

Phase

Daylight

Day length

13h 24m 8s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 36s

Winter: +4h 14m

Summer: -1h 47m

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 – 4:53 AM
Astro. Twilight4:53 AM – 5:30 AM
Nautical Twilight5:30 AM – 6:05 AM
Civil Twilight6:05 AM – 6:34 AM
Daylight6:34 AM – 7:58 PM
Civil Twilight7:58 PM – 8:27 PM
Nautical Twilight8:27 PM – 9:02 PM
Astro. Twilight9:02 PM – 9:38 PM
Night9:38 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 256:34 AM7:58 PM13:24:08−2:361:16 PM (58.8°)93.943
Aug 266:35 AM7:56 PM13:21:31−2:361:16 PM (58.5°)93.923
Aug 276:36 AM7:55 PM13:18:54−2:371:16 PM (58.1°)93.903
Aug 286:37 AM7:53 PM13:16:16−2:381:15 PM (57.8°)93.882
Aug 296:38 AM7:52 PM13:13:37−2:381:15 PM (57.4°)93.861
Aug 306:39 AM7:50 PM13:10:58−2:391:15 PM (57.1°)93.840
Aug 316:40 AM7:48 PM13:08:18−2:391:14 PM (56.7°)93.818
* 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

5:17 PM

Altitude

-22.8°

Heading

321° NW

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

41.3%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 2512:11 AM2:42 PM-7:24 AM(64.4°)230,90946.0%
Aug 2612:59 AM3:44 PM-8:20 AM(66.0°)232,50234.5%
Aug 271:52 AM4:41 PM-9:16 AM(66.5°)234,28923.9%
Aug 282:49 AM5:31 PM-10:11 AM(65.8°)236,23114.9%
Aug 293:49 AM6:15 PM-11:05 AM(64.0°)238,3077.9%
Aug 304:50 AM6:55 PM-11:56 AM(61.3°)240,4913.0%
Aug 315:52 AM7:30 PM-12:45 PM(58.0°)242,7400.4%
* 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, Thu, Aug 25, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 8:50 AMThu 8:37 PMThu 2:44 PMVery difficult to see
VenusThu 8:24 AMThu 8:53 PMThu 2:39 PMSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 3:04 PMThu 11:57 PMThu 7:30 PMGood visibility
JupiterThu 8:37 AMThu 8:57 PMThu 2:47 PMSlightly difficult to see
SaturnThu 2:44 PMFri 12:15 AMThu 7:30 PMPerfect visibility
UranusThu 9:51 PMFri 10:58 AMFri 4:25 AMAverage visiblity
NeptuneThu 8:13 PMFri 7:18 AMFri 1:45 AMSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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