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Moon: 5.2%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 19, 2017 at 3:04:16 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:55 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 7:38 pm 288° West


Moonrise Today: 3:21 am 64° Northeast
Moonset Today: 6:14 pm 294° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 42 minutes (-2m 35s)

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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

3:04 pm

Altitude

48.0°

Heading

235° SW

Position

Daylight

Day length

13h 42m 55s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 35s

Winter: +4h 38m

Summer: -1h 34m

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 – 4:10 am
Astro. Twilight4:10 am – 4:49 am
Nautical Twilight4:49 am – 5:25 am
Civil Twilight5:25 am – 5:55 am
Daylight5:55 am – 7:38 pm
Civil Twilight7:38 pm – 8:08 pm
Nautical Twilight8:08 pm – 8:44 pm
Astro. Twilight8:44 pm – 9:23 pm
Night9:23 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 195:55 am7:38 pm13:42:55−2:3512:47 pm (60.2°)94.067
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
* 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

3:04 pm

Altitude

32.5°

Heading

264° W

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

5.2%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 193:21 am6:14 pm-10:50 am(65.5°)227,8956.2%
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%
* 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, Sat, Aug 19, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 7:14 amSat 7:43 pmSat 1:28 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusSat 3:00 amSat 5:52 pmSat 10:27 amGood visibility
MarsSat 5:15 amSat 7:23 pmSat 12:19 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterSat 10:28 amSat 9:43 pmSat 4:05 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 3:35 pmSun 12:48 amSat 8:12 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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