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

Moon: 2.7%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 20, 2017 at 4:14:33 am


Sunrise Today: 5:56 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 7:37 pm 287° West


Moonrise Today: 4:29 am 67° East
Moonset Today: 7:00 pm 290° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 40 minutes (-2m 36s)

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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

4:14 am

Altitude

-17.6°

Heading

54° NE

Position

Astronomical Twilight

Day length

13h 40m 19s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 36s

Winter: +4h 35m

Summer: -1h 36m

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 – 4:12 am
Astro. Twilight4:12 am – 4:50 am
Nautical Twilight4:50 am – 5:27 am
Civil Twilight5:27 am – 5:56 am
Daylight5:56 am – 7:37 pm
Civil Twilight7:37 pm – 8:07 pm
Nautical Twilight8:07 pm – 8:43 pm
Astro. Twilight8:43 pm – 9:21 pm
Night9:21 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 205:56 am7:37 pm13:40:19−2:3612:47 pm (59.9°)94.049
Aug 215:58 am7:35 pm13:37:42−2:3712:47 pm (59.5°)94.030
Aug 225:59 am7:34 pm13:35:04−2:3712:46 pm (59.2°)94.010
Aug 236:00 am7:32 pm13:32:25−2:3812:46 pm (58.9°)93.991
Aug 246:01 am7:30 pm13:29:46−2:3912:46 pm (58.5°)93.970
Aug 256:02 am7:29 pm13:27:05−2:4012:46 pm (58.2°)93.950
Aug 266:03 am7:27 pm13:24:25−2:4012:45 pm (57.8°)93.929
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Boston on Aug 21

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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

4:14 am

Altitude

-2.5°

Heading

65° NE

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

2.7%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 204:29 am7:00 pm-11:48 am(63.1°)229,0871.7%
Aug 215:38 am7:40 pm-12:44 pm(59.7°)231,0540.0%
Aug 226:47 am8:16 pm-1:36 pm(55.6°)233,6821.2%
Aug 237:54 am8:48 pm-2:26 pm(51.1°)236,7744.9%
Aug 249:00 am9:18 pm-3:13 pm(46.5°)240,07610.8%
Aug 2510:03 am9:48 pm-3:59 pm(42.2°)243,31818.3%
Aug 2611:04 am10:18 pm-4:45 pm(38.1°)246,23727.0%
* 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, Sun, Aug 20, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 7:07 amSun 7:38 pmSun 1:22 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusSun 3:02 amSun 5:53 pmSun 10:28 amGood visibility
MarsSun 5:15 amSun 7:21 pmSun 12:18 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterSun 10:25 amSun 9:39 pmSun 4:02 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 3:31 pmMon 12:44 amSun 8:08 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSat 9:54 pmSun 11:15 amSun 4:35 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 8:14 pmSun 7:23 amSun 1:49 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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