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

Moon: 69.0%
Waxing Gibbous
Current Time: Jan 22, 2021 at 5:13:01 pm
Sunrise Today: 7:06 am 116° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:45 pm 244° Southwest
Moonrise Today: 11:57 am 68° East
Moonset Today: 1:34 am 290° West
Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 39 minutes (+1m 58s)
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Today's Sun Position in Boston

Time:5:13 pm
Altitude:-5.4°
Direction:249° W
Phase:Civil Twilight

Day length today: 9h 39m 24s (Jan 22, 2021)

1 minute, 58 seconds longer than yesterday (Jan 21, 2021)

34 minutes, 48 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

5 hours, 37 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:28 am
Astro. Twilight5:28 am – 6:01 am
Nautical Twilight6:01 am – 6:35 am
Civil Twilight6:35 am – 7:06 am
Daylight7:06 am – 4:45 pm
Civil Twilight4:45 pm – 5:16 pm
Nautical Twilight5:16 pm – 5:50 pm
Astro. Twilight5:50 pm – 6:23 pm
Night6:23 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JanSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Jan 227:06 am4:45 pm9:39:24+1:5711:55 am (28.2°)91.488
Jan 237:05 am4:47 pm9:41:25+2:0011:56 am (28.4°)91.496
Jan 247:04 am4:48 pm9:43:28+2:0311:56 am (28.6°)91.505
Jan 257:04 am4:49 pm9:45:34+2:0511:56 am (28.9°)91.515
Jan 267:03 am4:50 pm9:47:41+2:0711:56 am (29.1°)91.525
Jan 277:02 am4:52 pm9:49:51+2:1011:57 am (29.4°)91.536
Jan 287:01 am4:53 pm9:52:04+2:1211:57 am (29.7°)91.548
* 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 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JanMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jan 22-1:34 am11:57 am7:11 pm(64.6°)250,41169.7%
Jan 23-2:35 am12:27 pm7:58 pm(68.1°)248,87778.3%
Jan 24-3:37 am1:02 pm8:47 pm(70.7°)246,72686.0%
Jan 25-4:38 am1:45 pm9:39 pm(72.1°)244,14992.3%
Jan 26-5:36 am2:37 pm10:34 pm(72.1°)241,36796.9%
Jan 27-6:28 am3:37 pm11:29 pm(70.6°)238,60899.5%
Jan 28-7:14 am4:43 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
* 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.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Boston This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jan 22, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 8:03 amFri 6:19 pmFri 1:10 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 6:17 amSat 3:28 pmSat 10:53 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 10:54 amSat 12:54 amFri 5:54 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 7:23 amSat 5:04 pmSat 12:13 pmDifficult to see
SaturnSat 7:11 amSat 4:45 pmSat 11:58 amVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusFri 11:00 amSat 12:44 amFri 5:52 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 9:13 amFri 8:38 pmFri 2:55 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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