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

Moon: 12.1%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Sep 23, 2017 at 10:51:03 am


Sunrise Today: 6:32 am 90° East
Sunset Today: 6:39 pm 270° West


Moonrise Today: 9:51 am 104° East
Moonset Today: 8:48 pm 254° West


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 6 minutes (-2m 50s)

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Today's Sun Position in Boston

The Sun's altitude in Boston 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

10:51 am

Altitude

41.2°

Heading

144° SE

Position

Daylight

Day length

12h 6m 22s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 50s

Winter: +3h 1m

Summer: -3h 10m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Boston 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 – 4:58 am
Astro. Twilight4:58 am – 5:32 am
Nautical Twilight5:32 am – 6:04 am
Civil Twilight6:04 am – 6:32 am
Daylight6:32 am – 6:39 pm
Civil Twilight6:39 pm – 7:07 pm
Nautical Twilight7:07 pm – 7:40 pm
Astro. Twilight7:40 pm – 8:13 pm
Night8:13 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 236:32 am6:39 pm12:06:22−2:5012:36 pm (47.3°)93.264
Sep 246:33 am6:37 pm12:03:32−2:5012:36 pm (46.9°)93.237
Sep 256:35 am6:35 pm12:00:41−2:5012:35 pm (46.5°)93.210
Sep 266:36 am6:33 pm11:57:51−2:5012:35 pm (46.2°)93.184
Sep 276:37 am6:32 pm11:55:01−2:5012:35 pm (45.8°)93.157
Sep 286:38 am6:30 pm11:52:11−2:5012:34 pm (45.4°)93.130
Sep 296:39 am6:28 pm11:49:21−2:5012:34 pm (45.0°)93.103
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 206:29 am
June SolsticeJun 2112:24 am
September EquinoxSep 224:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 2111:28 am
* All times are local Boston time.

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Today's Moon in Boston

The Moon's path in Boston 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 2017 Moon Phases

10:51 am

Altitude

9.3°

Heading

114° SE

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

12.1%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 239:51 am8:48 pm-3:22 pm(35.9°)246,92713.3%
Sep 2410:50 am9:21 pm-4:08 pm(32.7°)249,00120.9%
Sep 2511:47 am9:58 pm-4:54 pm(30.1°)250,47029.4%
Sep 2612:42 pm10:38 pm-5:41 pm(28.4°)251,19238.7%
Sep 271:34 pm11:22 pm-6:29 pm(27.5°)251,07848.4%
Sep 282:23 pm--7:17 pm(27.5°)250,10758.2%
Sep 29-12:12 am3:08 pm8:05 pm(28.5°)248,33167.7%
* All times are local time for Boston. 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 Boston This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Sep 23, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:26 amSat 6:20 pmSat 11:53 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 4:15 amSat 5:43 pmSat 11:00 amFairly good visibility
MarsSat 4:53 amSat 6:00 pmSat 11:27 amDifficult to see
JupiterSat 8:44 amSat 7:41 pmSat 2:12 pmAverage visiblity
SaturnSat 1:21 pmSat 10:33 pmSat 5:57 pmAverage visiblity
UranusSat 7:35 pmSun 8:53 amSun 2:14 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 5:54 pmSun 5:01 amSat 11:27 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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