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

Moon: 81.8%

Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Jan 16, 2017 at 6:04:28 am


Sunrise Today: 7:10 am 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:38 pm 242° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 9:31 pm 85° East
Moonset Today: 9:41 am 277° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 28 minutes (+1m 40s)

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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

6:04 am

Altitude

-12.0°

Heading

107° E

Phase

Astronomical Twilight

Day length

9h 28m 13s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 40s

Winter: +23m 38s

Summer: -5h 48m

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 – 5:31 am
Astro. Twilight5:31 am – 6:05 am
Nautical Twilight6:05 am – 6:39 am
Civil Twilight6:39 am – 7:10 am
Daylight7:10 am – 4:38 pm
Civil Twilight4:38 pm – 5:09 pm
Nautical Twilight5:09 pm – 5:44 pm
Astro. Twilight5:44 pm – 6:18 pm
Night6:18 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JanSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Jan 167:10 am4:38 pm9:28:13+1:4011:54 am (26.9°)91.444
Jan 177:10 am4:40 pm9:29:57+1:4311:54 am (27.1°)91.451
Jan 187:09 am4:41 pm9:31:44+1:4611:55 am (27.3°)91.458
Jan 197:08 am4:42 pm9:33:33+1:4911:55 am (27.5°)91.466
Jan 207:08 am4:43 pm9:35:26+1:5211:55 am (27.7°)91.475
Jan 217:07 am4:45 pm9:37:21+1:5511:56 am (27.9°)91.484
Jan 227:06 am4:46 pm9:39:19+1:5711:56 am (28.2°)91.493
* All times are local time for Boston. 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

6:04 am

Altitude

37.2°

Heading

238° SW

Phase

Waning Gibbous

Percent illuminated

81.8%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JanMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jan 16-9:41 am9:31 pm3:09 am(53.8°)239,88882.7%
Jan 17-10:11 am10:32 pm3:55 am(49.6°)243,40674.1%
Jan 18-10:40 am11:31 pm4:40 am(45.4°)246,50364.6%
Jan 19-11:09 am-5:23 am(41.4°)248,96754.8%
Jan 2012:29 am11:39 am-6:07 am(37.6°)250,65545.0%
Jan 211:26 am12:10 pm-6:51 am(34.4°)251,49835.5%
Jan 222:22 am12:45 pm-7:36 am(31.7°)251,50226.5%
* All times are local time for Boston. 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, Jan 16, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 5:32 amMon 2:50 pmMon 10:11 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 9:20 amMon 8:39 pmMon 3:00 pmGreat visibility
MarsMon 9:40 amMon 9:17 pmMon 3:28 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterSun 11:50 pmMon 11:00 amMon 5:25 amPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 4:53 amMon 2:06 pmMon 9:30 amAverage visiblity
UranusMon 10:46 amMon 11:45 pmMon 5:15 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneMon 9:16 amMon 8:17 pmMon 2:46 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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