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

Moon: 100.0%

Near Full Moon (Waning Gibbous)

Current Time: Jan 21, 2019 at 12:57:05 am


Sunrise Today: 7:07 am 117° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:43 pm 244° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 5:28 pm 65° Northeast
Moonset Today: 7:28 am 297° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 36 minutes (+1m 53s)

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Today's Sun Position in Boston

Time:12:57 am
Altitude:-64.1°
Direction:35° NE
Phase:Night

Day length today: 9h 36m 27s (Jan 21, 2019)

1 minute, 53 seconds longer than yesterday (Jan 20, 2019)

31 minutes, 50 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2018)

5 hours, 40 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:29 am
Astro. Twilight5:29 am – 6:02 am
Nautical Twilight6:02 am – 6:36 am
Civil Twilight6:36 am – 7:07 am
Daylight7:07 am – 4:43 pm
Civil Twilight4:43 pm – 5:14 pm
Nautical Twilight5:14 pm – 5:48 pm
Astro. Twilight5:48 pm – 6:22 pm
Night6:22 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JanSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jan 217:07 am4:43 pm9:36:27+1:5311:55 am (27.8°)91.473
Jan 227:06 am4:45 pm9:38:24+1:5611:55 am (28.0°)91.481
Jan 237:06 am4:46 pm9:40:23+1:5911:56 am (28.3°)91.491
Jan 247:05 am4:47 pm9:42:25+2:0111:56 am (28.5°)91.501
Jan 257:04 am4:48 pm9:44:29+2:0411:56 am (28.8°)91.511
Jan 267:03 am4:50 pm9:46:36+2:0611:56 am (29.0°)91.522
Jan 277:02 am4:51 pm9:48:45+2:0811:56 am (29.3°)91.533
* All times are local time for Boston. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Boston

Year 2019 Moon Phases

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2019Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JanMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jan 21-7:28 am5:28 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Jan 22-8:16 am6:44 pm12:57 am(64.8°)222,14798.4%
Jan 23-8:57 am8:00 pm1:56 am(60.7°)223,30093.6%
Jan 24-9:32 am9:14 pm2:52 am(55.7°)225,56086.1%
Jan 25-10:04 am10:26 pm3:44 am(50.3°)228,63376.7%
Jan 26-10:34 am11:34 pm4:35 am(44.9°)232,18066.0%
Jan 27-11:04 am-5:23 am(39.8°)235,87954.9%
* All times are local time for Boston. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

Total Lunar Eclipse visible in Boston on Jan 20 – Jan 21

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Boston This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Jan 21, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:00 amMon 4:08 pmMon 11:33 amVery difficult to see
VenusMon 3:49 amMon 1:25 pmMon 8:38 amGreat visibility
MarsMon 10:08 amMon 10:55 pmMon 4:31 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 4:04 amMon 1:16 pmMon 8:40 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 6:05 amMon 3:16 pmMon 10:41 amDifficult to see
UranusMon 10:46 amTue 12:08 amMon 5:27 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneMon 9:08 amMon 8:22 pmMon 2:45 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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