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

Moon: 81.2%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Oct 20, 2018 at 2:55:13 am


Sunrise Today: 7:02 am 103° East
Sunset Today: 5:54 pm 256° West


Moonrise Today: 4:23 pm 104° East
Moonset Today: 2:35 am 253° West


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 51 minutes (-2m 42s)

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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

2:55 am

Altitude

-44.8°

Heading

56° NE

Position

Night

Day length

10h 51m 28s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 42s

Winter: +1h 46m

Summer: -4h 25m

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 – 5:29 am
Astro. Twilight5:29 am – 6:01 am
Nautical Twilight6:01 am – 6:34 am
Civil Twilight6:34 am – 7:02 am
Daylight7:02 am – 5:54 pm
Civil Twilight5:54 pm – 6:22 pm
Nautical Twilight6:22 pm – 6:55 pm
Astro. Twilight6:55 pm – 7:28 pm
Night7:28 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Oct 207:02 am5:54 pm10:51:28−2:4212:28 pm (37.2°)92.554
Oct 217:04 am5:52 pm10:48:46−2:4212:28 pm (36.8°)92.528
Oct 227:05 am5:51 pm10:46:05−2:4112:28 pm (36.5°)92.502
Oct 237:06 am5:49 pm10:43:24−2:4012:28 pm (36.1°)92.476
Oct 247:07 am5:48 pm10:40:44−2:3912:28 pm (35.8°)92.450
Oct 257:08 am5:47 pm10:38:05−2:3912:28 pm (35.4°)92.425
Oct 267:10 am5:45 pm10:35:27−2:3812:28 pm (35.1°)92.400
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:15 pm
June SolsticeJun 216:07 am
September EquinoxSep 229:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 215:23 pm
* 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 2018 Moon Phases

2:55 am

Altitude

-4.2°

Heading

257° W

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

81.2%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 20-2:35 am4:23 pm9:56 pm(37.9°)247,36886.8%
Oct 21-3:35 am4:51 pm10:40 pm(42.3°)245,00992.8%
Oct 22-4:37 am5:19 pm11:25 pm(47.0°)242,41797.2%
Oct 23-5:40 am5:47 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Oct 24-6:45 am6:16 pm12:11 am(51.9°)239,79499.5%
Oct 25-7:51 am6:48 pm12:59 am(56.6°)237,32099.5%
Oct 26-8:59 am7:25 pm1:49 am(60.9°)235,13797.0%
* All times are local time for Boston. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. 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, Oct 20, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 8:45 amSat 6:33 pmSat 1:39 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 8:11 amSat 5:38 pmSat 12:54 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 3:10 pmSun 12:50 amSat 8:00 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterSat 9:31 amSat 7:14 pmSat 2:22 pmAverage visiblity
SaturnSat 12:32 pmSat 9:37 pmSat 5:04 pmAverage visiblity
UranusFri 6:01 pmSat 7:28 amSat 12:44 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSat 4:13 pmSun 3:24 amSat 9:49 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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