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

Moon: 60.0%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Apr 23, 2018 at 2:49:20 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:50 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 7:34 pm 288° West


Moonrise Today: 12:39 pm 67° East
Moonset Today: 2:27 am 295° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 43 minutes (+2m 37s)

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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

2:49 pm

Altitude

49.6°

Heading

232° SW

Position

Daylight

Day length

13h 43m 57s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 37s

Winter: +4h 39m

Summer: -1h 33m

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 – 4:05 am
Astro. Twilight4:05 am – 4:44 am
Nautical Twilight4:44 am – 5:21 am
Civil Twilight5:21 am – 5:50 am
Daylight5:50 am – 7:34 pm
Civil Twilight7:34 pm – 8:04 pm
Nautical Twilight8:04 pm – 8:41 pm
Astro. Twilight8:41 pm – 9:20 pm
Night9:20 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 235:50 am7:34 pm13:43:57+2:3712:42 pm (60.3°)93.470
Apr 245:49 am7:35 pm13:46:34+2:3612:42 pm (60.7°)93.494
Apr 255:47 am7:37 pm13:49:09+2:3512:42 pm (61.0°)93.518
Apr 265:46 am7:38 pm13:51:44+2:3412:41 pm (61.3°)93.542
Apr 275:45 am7:39 pm13:54:17+2:3312:41 pm (61.6°)93.566
Apr 285:43 am7:40 pm13:56:50+2:3212:41 pm (61.9°)93.590
Apr 295:42 am7:41 pm13:59:21+2:3112:41 pm (62.2°)93.614
* 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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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:15 pm
June SolsticeJun 216:07 am
September EquinoxSep 229:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 215:23 pm
* 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 2018 Moon Phases

2:49 pm

Altitude

21.6°

Heading

88° E

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

60.0%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 23-2:27 am12:39 pm7:58 pm(63.2°)231,22762.4%
Apr 24-3:10 am1:48 pm8:52 pm(59.5°)232,52373.3%
Apr 25-3:47 am2:56 pm9:43 pm(55.1°)234,06282.8%
Apr 26-4:20 am4:04 pm10:32 pm(50.3°)235,83990.4%
Apr 27-4:51 am5:11 pm11:20 pm(45.4°)237,84695.9%
Apr 28-5:21 am6:16 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Apr 29-5:51 am7:21 pm12:08 am(40.6°)240,04899.0%
* 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, Mon, Apr 23, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 5:02 amMon 5:15 pmMon 11:08 amDifficult to see
VenusMon 7:00 amMon 9:46 pmMon 2:23 pmFairly good visibility
MarsTue 1:30 amTue 10:35 amTue 6:03 amPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 8:48 pmTue 6:47 amTue 1:47 amPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 12:38 amTue 9:49 amTue 5:14 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 5:44 amMon 7:06 pmMon 12:25 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 4:08 amMon 3:24 pmMon 9:46 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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