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

Moon: 3.0%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Apr 27, 2017 at 5:11:46 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:44 am 70° East
Sunset Today: 7:39 pm 290° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 6:51 am 72° East
Moonset Today: 9:10 pm 291° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 54 minutes (+2m 33s)

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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

5:11 pm

Altitude

26.0°

Heading

266° W

Position

Daylight

Day length

13h 54m 54s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 33s

Winter: +4h 50m

Summer: -1h 22m

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 – 3:57 am
Astro. Twilight3:57 am – 4:37 am
Nautical Twilight4:37 am – 5:14 am
Civil Twilight5:14 am – 5:44 am
Daylight5:44 am – 7:39 pm
Civil Twilight7:39 pm – 8:09 pm
Nautical Twilight8:09 pm – 8:47 pm
Astro. Twilight8:47 pm – 9:27 pm
Night9:27 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 275:44 am7:39 pm13:54:54+2:3312:41 pm (61.7°)93.579
Apr 285:43 am7:40 pm13:57:26+2:3212:41 pm (62.0°)93.603
Apr 295:41 am7:41 pm13:59:57+2:3012:41 pm (62.3°)93.627
Apr 305:40 am7:42 pm14:02:27+2:2912:41 pm (62.6°)93.650
May 15:39 am7:44 pm14:04:55+2:2812:41 pm (62.9°)93.673
May 25:37 am7:45 pm14:07:22+2:2612:41 pm (63.2°)93.696
May 35:36 am7:46 pm14:09:47+2:2512:41 pm (63.5°)93.718
* 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

5:11 pm

Altitude

40.5°

Heading

250° W

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

3.0%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 276:51 am9:10 pm-1:56 pm(61.3°)223,2782.5%
Apr 287:37 am10:21 pm-2:56 pm(64.4°)223,9397.9%
Apr 298:29 am11:27 pm-3:57 pm(66.1°)225,64715.9%
Apr 309:26 am--4:57 pm(66.4°)228,16025.8%
May 1-12:27 am10:28 am5:55 pm(65.3°)231,18736.9%
May 2-1:18 am11:32 am6:50 pm(63.1°)234,44148.3%
May 3-2:02 am12:36 pm7:42 pm(60.0°)237,68259.5%
* 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, Thu, Apr 27, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:19 amThu 6:33 pmThu 11:56 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 4:06 amFri 4:22 pmFri 10:14 amGreat visibility
MarsThu 7:01 amThu 9:57 pmThu 2:29 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterThu 5:34 pmFri 5:04 amThu 11:19 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 11:30 pmFri 8:43 amFri 4:07 amPerfect visibility
UranusThu 5:19 amThu 6:31 pmThu 11:55 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 3:42 amFri 2:54 pmFri 9:18 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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