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Boston, MA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 93.3%
Waning Gibbous
Current Time: May 18, 2022 at 3:51:07 am
Sunrise Today: 5:19 am 62° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:02 pm 298° Northwest
Moonrise Today: 11:31 pm 128° Southeast
Moonset Today: 7:07 am 232° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 42 minutes (+1m 56s)
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Today's Sun Position in Boston

Time:3:51 am
Altitude:-14.1°
Direction:46° NE
Phase:Astronomical Twilight

Day length today: 14h 42m 8s (May 18, 2022)

1 minute, 56 seconds longer than yesterday (May 17, 2022)

5 hours, 37 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2021)

34 minutes, 55 seconds shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2021)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Night12:00 am – 3:20 am
Astro. Twilight3:20 am – 4:06 am
Nautical Twilight4:06 am – 4:47 am
Civil Twilight4:47 am – 5:19 am
Daylight5:19 am – 8:02 pm
Civil Twilight8:02 pm – 8:34 pm
Nautical Twilight8:34 pm – 9:15 pm
Astro. Twilight9:15 pm – 10:02 pm
Night10:02 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2022Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
May 185:19 am8:02 pm14:42:08+1:5612:40 pm (67.3°)94.024
May 195:19 am8:03 pm14:44:02+1:5412:40 pm (67.5°)94.043
May 205:18 am8:04 pm14:45:53+1:5112:40 pm (67.7°)94.063
May 215:17 am8:04 pm14:47:42+1:4812:40 pm (67.9°)94.082
May 225:16 am8:05 pm14:49:29+1:4612:40 pm (68.1°)94.100
May 235:15 am8:06 pm14:51:12+1:4312:40 pm (68.3°)94.118
May 245:14 am8:07 pm14:52:53+1:4012:41 pm (68.5°)94.136
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Boston

Year 2022 Moon Phases

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2022Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 18-7:07 am11:31 pm2:45 am(20.4°)224,08893.5%
May 19-8:12 am-3:51 am(19.8°)225,27486.0%
May 2012:29 am9:25 am-4:55 am(21.4°)227,32576.3%
May 211:14 am10:41 am-5:54 am(24.8°)229,97365.3%
May 221:49 am11:56 am-6:48 am(29.4°)232,94453.8%
May 232:18 am1:08 pm-7:38 am(34.9°)236,00442.4%
May 242:42 am2:17 pm-8:24 am(40.9°)238,97431.7%
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. 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 Boston This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 18, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:39 amWed 8:20 pmWed 1:00 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 3:47 amWed 4:33 pmWed 10:09 amGood visibility
MarsWed 2:54 amWed 2:34 pmWed 8:44 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 3:05 amWed 3:07 pmWed 9:06 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 1:41 amWed 11:59 amWed 6:50 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 4:48 amWed 6:55 pmWed 11:51 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 2:51 amWed 2:33 pmWed 8:42 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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