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

Moon: 25.3%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: May 29, 2017 at 11:44:50 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:11 am 59° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:12 pm 301° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 9:17 am 66° East
Moonset Today: 11:59 pm 292° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 15 hours (+1m 25s)

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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

11:44 pm

Altitude

-24.5°

Heading

345° N

Position

Night

Day length

15h 49s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 25s

Winter: +5h 56m

Summer: -16m 12s

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 – 3:04 am
Astro. Twilight3:04 am – 3:54 am
Nautical Twilight3:54 am – 4:37 am
Civil Twilight4:37 am – 5:11 am
Daylight5:11 am – 8:12 pm
Civil Twilight8:12 pm – 8:46 pm
Nautical Twilight8:46 pm – 9:29 pm
Astro. Twilight9:29 pm – 10:19 pm
Night10:19 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 295:11 am8:12 pm15:00:49+1:2512:41 pm (69.4°)94.225
May 305:10 am8:13 pm15:02:11+1:2112:41 pm (69.5°)94.240
May 315:10 am8:13 pm15:03:29+1:1812:41 pm (69.7°)94.254
Jun 15:09 am8:14 pm15:04:45+1:1512:42 pm (69.8°)94.268
Jun 25:09 am8:15 pm15:05:57+1:1212:42 pm (69.9°)94.281
Jun 35:09 am8:16 pm15:07:05+1:0812:42 pm (70.0°)94.294
Jun 45:08 am8:16 pm15:08:10+1:0412:42 pm (70.2°)94.306
* 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

11:44 pm

Altitude

1.9°

Heading

290° W

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

25.3%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 299:17 am11:59 pm-4:41 pm(64.3°)229,57522.4%
May 3010:24 am--5:36 pm(61.5°)233,31632.9%
May 31-12:40 am11:30 am6:27 pm(57.9°)237,14843.8%
Jun 1-1:16 am12:35 pm7:16 pm(53.8°)240,79954.7%
Jun 2-1:48 am1:37 pm8:01 pm(49.5°)244,07265.0%
Jun 3-2:17 am2:38 pm8:46 pm(45.3°)246,84574.4%
Jun 4-2:46 am3:37 pm9:29 pm(41.2°)249,05882.6%
* 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, Mon, May 29, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 4:16 amTue 6:14 pmTue 11:14 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 3:12 amTue 4:11 pmTue 9:41 amGreat visibility
MarsTue 6:15 amTue 9:36 pmTue 1:56 pmDifficult to see
JupiterMon 3:17 pmTue 2:52 amMon 9:04 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 9:13 pmWed 6:25 amWed 1:49 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 3:13 amTue 4:30 pmTue 9:51 amDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 1:38 amTue 12:51 pmTue 7:14 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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