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Moon: 3.9%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Jul 21, 2017 at 3:02:15 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:26 am 61° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:14 pm 299° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 3:32 am 64° Northeast
Moonset Today: 6:36 pm 297° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 48 minutes (-1m 44s)

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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

3:02 pm

Altitude

54.7°

Heading

242° SW

Position

Daylight

Day length

14h 48m 10s

Change since

Yesterday: -1m 44s

Winter: +5h 43m

Summer: -28m 50s

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 – 3:23 am
Astro. Twilight3:23 am – 4:11 am
Nautical Twilight4:11 am – 4:53 am
Civil Twilight4:53 am – 5:26 am
Daylight5:26 am – 8:14 pm
Civil Twilight8:14 pm – 8:47 pm
Nautical Twilight8:47 pm – 9:28 pm
Astro. Twilight9:28 pm – 10:16 pm
Night10:16 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JulSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jul 215:26 am8:14 pm14:48:10−1:4412:50 pm (68.0°)94.448
Jul 225:27 am8:13 pm14:46:23−1:4712:50 pm (67.8°)94.441
Jul 235:28 am8:12 pm14:44:33−1:5012:50 pm (67.6°)94.433
Jul 245:29 am8:11 pm14:42:40−1:5212:50 pm (67.4°)94.425
Jul 255:30 am8:10 pm14:40:45−1:5412:50 pm (67.1°)94.416
Jul 265:31 am8:09 pm14:38:48−1:5712:50 pm (66.9°)94.406
Jul 275:32 am8:08 pm14:36:48−1:5912:50 pm (66.7°)94.396
* 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

3:02 pm

Altitude

36.3°

Heading

263° W

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

3.9%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JulMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jul 213:32 am6:36 pm-11:04 am(66.6°)224,4664.7%
Jul 224:34 am7:34 pm-12:05 pm(66.3°)224,9190.9%
Jul 235:40 am8:25 pm-1:06 pm(64.5°)226,4540.2%
Jul 246:50 am9:08 pm-2:03 pm(61.6°)228,9562.5%
Jul 258:00 am9:46 pm-2:57 pm(57.8°)232,1937.6%
Jul 269:08 am10:19 pm-3:48 pm(53.4°)235,86314.8%
Jul 2710:13 am10:50 pm-4:36 pm(49.0°)239,63823.4%
* 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, Fri, Jul 21, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:39 amFri 9:27 pmFri 2:34 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 2:31 amFri 5:22 pmFri 9:56 amGood visibility
MarsFri 5:33 amFri 8:23 pmFri 12:58 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
JupiterFri 12:00 noonFri 11:28 pmFri 5:44 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 5:33 pmSat 2:46 amFri 10:10 pmPerfect visibility
UranusFri 11:48 pmSat 1:09 pmSat 6:29 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneFri 10:09 pmSat 9:21 amSat 3:45 amDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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