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Moon: 30.3%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 5, 2016 at 4:29:40 am


Sunrise Today: 7:26 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:44 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 11:45 am 107° East
Moonset Today: 10:41 pm 255° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 18 minutes (-1m 5s)

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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 a separate box. The graph defaults to current time. Hover over it to select a different time. How to use this

Sun's current position over Earth

4:29 am

Altitude

-32.2°

Heading

93° E

Phase

Night

Day length

9h 18m 4s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 5s

Winter: +8m 26s

Summer: -5h 53m

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 – 5:47 am
Astro. Twilight5:47 am – 6:20 am
Nautical Twilight6:20 am – 6:55 am
Civil Twilight6:55 am – 7:26 am
Daylight7:26 am – 4:44 pm
Civil Twilight4:44 pm – 5:15 pm
Nautical Twilight5:15 pm – 5:50 pm
Astro. Twilight5:50 pm – 6:24 pm
Night6:24 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 57:26 am4:44 pm9:18:04−1:0512:05 pm (26.0°)91.594
Dec 67:27 am4:44 pm9:17:02−1:0112:06 pm (25.8°)91.580
Dec 77:28 am4:44 pm9:16:05−0:5712:06 pm (25.7°)91.567
Dec 87:29 am4:44 pm9:15:11−0:5312:07 pm (25.6°)91.555
Dec 97:30 am4:44 pm9:14:21−0:4912:07 pm (25.5°)91.543
Dec 107:31 am4:44 pm9:13:35−0:4612:08 pm (25.5°)91.531
Dec 117:32 am4:44 pm9:12:53−0:4212:08 pm (25.4°)91.520
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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

4:29 am

Altitude

-62.0°

Heading

352° N

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

30.3%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 511:45 am10:41 pm-5:10 pm(36.0°)240,04235.4%
Dec 612:20 pm11:45 pm-5:59 pm(39.8°)236,79646.1%
Dec 712:53 pm--6:48 pm(44.2°)233,38957.3%
Dec 8-12:51 am1:27 pm7:39 pm(48.9°)230,03068.5%
Dec 9-1:59 am2:02 pm8:31 pm(53.7°)226,99179.0%
Dec 10-3:10 am2:39 pm9:26 pm(58.2°)224,58188.0%
Dec 11-4:22 am3:20 pm10:24 pm(62.1°)223,09894.9%
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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, Mon, Dec 5, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 9:09 amMon 5:55 pmMon 1:32 pmAverage visiblity
VenusMon 10:41 amMon 7:52 pmMon 3:16 pmGreat visibility
MarsMon 11:41 amMon 9:48 pmMon 4:45 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterMon 2:40 amMon 2:03 pmMon 8:22 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 7:44 amMon 5:05 pmMon 12:24 pmNot visible
UranusMon 2:02 pmTue 3:00 amMon 8:31 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 12:28 pmMon 11:29 pmMon 5:58 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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