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Moon: 1.3%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 30, 2016 at 11:35:50 PM


Sunrise Today: 6:38 AM 78° East
Sunset Today: 7:40 PM 281° West


Moonrise Today: 4:57 AM 72° East
Moonset Today: 6:45 PM 285° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 1 minute (-2m 17s)

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Today's Sun Position in Palo Alto

The Sun's altitude in Palo Alto 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

11:35 PM

Altitude

-39.2°

Heading

330° NW

Phase

Night

Day length

13h 1m 40s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 17s

Winter: +3h 26m

Summer: -1h 43m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Palo Alto Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Palo Alto 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 – 5:06 AM
Astro. Twilight5:06 AM – 5:39 AM
Nautical Twilight5:39 AM – 6:11 AM
Civil Twilight6:11 AM – 6:38 AM
Daylight6:38 AM – 7:40 PM
Civil Twilight7:40 PM – 8:06 PM
Nautical Twilight8:06 PM – 8:38 PM
Astro. Twilight8:38 PM – 9:11 PM
Night9:11 PM – 11:59 PM

Sun in Palo Alto - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 306:38 AM7:40 PM13:01:40−2:171:09 PM (61.2°)93.838
Aug 316:39 AM7:38 PM12:59:23−2:171:09 PM (60.8°)93.816
Sep 16:40 AM7:37 PM12:57:05−2:181:08 PM (60.5°)93.794
Sep 26:40 AM7:35 PM12:54:46−2:181:08 PM (60.1°)93.771
Sep 36:41 AM7:34 PM12:52:27−2:181:08 PM (59.7°)93.748
Sep 46:42 AM7:32 PM12:50:08−2:191:07 PM (59.4°)93.725
Sep 56:43 AM7:31 PM12:47:48−2:191:07 PM (59.0°)93.702
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. 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 199:30 PM
June SolsticeJun 203:34 PM
September EquinoxSep 227:21 AM
December SolsticeDec 212:44 AM
* All times are local Palo Alto time.

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Today's Moon in Palo Alto

The Moon's path in Palo Alto 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

11:35 PM

Altitude

-40.7°

Heading

347° N

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

1.3%

Moon in Palo Alto - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 304:57 AM6:45 PM-11:54 AM(65.3°)240,6682.7%
Aug 315:57 AM7:22 PM-12:43 PM(61.9°)242,9190.3%
Sep 16:56 AM7:56 PM-1:29 PM(58.1°)245,1550.2%
Sep 27:54 AM8:28 PM-2:14 PM(54.1°)247,2682.3%
Sep 38:51 AM8:59 PM-2:58 PM(50.0°)249,1236.3%
Sep 49:46 AM9:30 PM-3:41 PM(46.2°)250,57012.0%
Sep 510:41 AM10:03 PM-4:25 PM(42.6°)251,46319.1%
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Aug 30, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:25 AMWed 8:08 PMWed 2:16 PMVery difficult to see
VenusWed 8:33 AMWed 8:39 PMWed 2:37 PMFairly good visibility
MarsTue 2:38 PMTue 11:55 PMTue 7:17 PMPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 8:14 AMWed 8:29 PMWed 2:22 PMSlightly difficult to see
SaturnTue 2:08 PMWed 12:01 AMTue 7:04 PMAverage visiblity
UranusWed 9:26 PMThu 10:23 AMThu 3:55 AMAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 7:39 PMThu 6:51 AMThu 1:15 AMSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Palo Alto.

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