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Shanghai, SH, China — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 48.2%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 15, 2018 at 2:54:09 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:44 am 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:53 pm 243° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 12:07 pm 99° East
Moonset Today: 11:52 pm 263° West


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 8 minutes (-19s)

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Today's Sun Position in Shanghai

Time:2:54 pm
Altitude:19.8°
Direction:225° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 10h 8m 10s (Dec 15, 2018)

19 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 14, 2018)

1 minute, 2 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 22, 2017)

4 hours, 2 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Shanghai Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:18 am
Astro. Twilight5:18 am – 5:47 am
Nautical Twilight5:47 am – 6:18 am
Civil Twilight6:18 am – 6:44 am
Daylight6:44 am – 4:53 pm
Civil Twilight4:53 pm – 5:19 pm
Nautical Twilight5:19 pm – 5:50 pm
Astro. Twilight5:50 pm – 6:19 pm
Night6:19 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Shanghai - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 156:44 am4:53 pm10:08:10−0:1911:48 am (35.5°)91.493
Dec 166:45 am4:53 pm10:07:53−0:1711:49 am (35.5°)91.484
Dec 176:46 am4:53 pm10:07:38−0:1411:49 am (35.4°)91.475
Dec 186:46 am4:54 pm10:07:26−0:1111:50 am (35.4°)91.466
Dec 196:47 am4:54 pm10:07:18−0:0811:50 am (35.4°)91.458
Dec 206:47 am4:55 pm10:07:11−0:0611:51 am (35.4°)91.450
Dec 216:48 am4:55 pm10:07:08−0:0311:51 am (35.4°)91.443
* All times are local time for Shanghai. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 6:22 am in Shanghai. In terms of daylight, this day is 4 hours, 4 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

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Today's Moon in Shanghai

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Shanghai - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 1512:07 pm11:52 pm-5:57 pm(51.3°)248,59549.4%
Dec 1612:38 pm--6:40 pm(55.9°)245,96359.4%
Dec 17-12:47 am1:10 pm7:24 pm(60.6°)242,69669.2%
Dec 18-1:43 am1:44 pm8:10 pm(65.5°)238,99878.6%
Dec 19-2:42 am2:20 pm8:58 pm(70.1°)235,14686.9%
Dec 20-3:43 am3:00 pm9:51 pm(74.3°)231,46493.6%
Dec 21-4:47 am3:46 pm10:47 pm(77.6°)228,29198.1%
* All times are local time for Shanghai. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Shanghai This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Dec 15, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:03 amSat 3:36 pmSat 10:20 amAverage visibility
VenusSun 3:12 amSun 2:19 pmSun 8:46 amGreat visibility
MarsSat 11:48 amSat 11:28 pmSat 5:38 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 5:36 amSat 3:53 pmSat 10:45 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSat 7:55 amSat 6:03 pmSat 12:59 pmDifficult to see
UranusSat 1:38 pmSun 2:33 amSat 8:05 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 11:35 amSat 11:03 pmSat 5:19 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Shanghai.

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