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Moon: 44.4%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 6, 2016 at 3:11:53 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:13 am 119° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:46 pm 241° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 12:09 pm 102° East
Moonset Today: 11:38 pm 261° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 32 minutes (-55s)

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Today's Sun Position in Washington DC

The Sun's altitude in Washington DC 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

3:11 pm

Altitude

13.9°

Heading

225° SW

Phase

Daylight

Day length

9h 32m 59s

Change since

Yesterday: -55s

Winter: +6m 41s

Summer: -5h 20m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Washington DC Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Washington DC 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 – 5:38 am
Astro. Twilight5:38 am – 6:10 am
Nautical Twilight6:10 am – 6:43 am
Civil Twilight6:43 am – 7:13 am
Daylight7:13 am – 4:46 pm
Civil Twilight4:46 pm – 5:16 pm
Nautical Twilight5:16 pm – 5:49 pm
Astro. Twilight5:49 pm – 6:21 pm
Night6:21 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Washington DC - Next 7 Days

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2016Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 67:13 am4:46 pm9:32:59−0:5511:59 am (28.5°)91.581
Dec 77:14 am4:46 pm9:32:07−0:5112:00 pm (28.4°)91.568
Dec 87:15 am4:46 pm9:31:18−0:4812:00 pm (28.3°)91.555
Dec 97:15 am4:46 pm9:30:34−0:4412:01 pm (28.2°)91.543
Dec 107:16 am4:46 pm9:29:52−0:4112:01 pm (28.1°)91.532
Dec 117:17 am4:46 pm9:29:14−0:3712:02 pm (28.1°)91.521
Dec 127:18 am4:46 pm9:28:40−0:3412:02 pm (28.0°)91.510
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2016

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2016DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:30 am
June SolsticeJun 206:34 pm
September EquinoxSep 2210:21 am
December SolsticeDec 215:44 am
* All times are local Washington DC time.

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Today's Moon in Washington DC

The Moon's path in Washington DC 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

3:11 pm

Altitude

30.0°

Heading

135° SE

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

44.4%

Moon in Washington DC - Next 7 days

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2016Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 612:09 pm11:38 pm-5:50 pm(42.4°)236,95145.6%
Dec 712:44 pm--6:39 pm(46.7°)233,54756.8%
Dec 8-12:42 am1:19 pm7:30 pm(51.4°)230,18068.0%
Dec 9-1:49 am1:55 pm8:22 pm(56.2°)227,11978.5%
Dec 10-2:58 am2:34 pm9:17 pm(60.7°)224,67387.6%
Dec 11-4:09 am3:16 pm10:15 pm(64.7°)223,14294.6%
Dec 12-5:21 am4:04 pm11:15 pm(67.7°)222,76098.8%
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Washington DC This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Dec 6, 2016
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 8:55 amTue 6:00 pmTue 1:27 pmAverage visiblity
VenusTue 10:27 amTue 7:56 pmTue 3:11 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 11:28 amTue 9:47 pmTue 4:37 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterWed 2:26 amWed 1:52 pmWed 8:09 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 7:27 amTue 5:03 pmTue 12:15 pmNot visible
UranusTue 1:54 pmWed 2:47 amTue 8:21 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 12:15 pmTue 11:22 pmTue 5:48 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Washington DC.

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