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Moon: 6.4%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Oct 17, 2017 at 4:20:50 am


Sunrise Today: 6:59 am 102° East
Sunset Today: 5:58 pm 258° West


Moonrise Today: 4:30 am 84° East
Moonset Today: 5:17 pm 273° West


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 58 minutes (-2m 44s)

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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

4:20 am

Altitude

-29.9°

Heading

74° E

Position

Night

Day length

10h 58m 59s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 44s

Winter: +1h 54m

Summer: -4h 18m

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 – 5:26 am
Astro. Twilight5:26 am – 5:58 am
Nautical Twilight5:58 am – 6:31 am
Civil Twilight6:31 am – 6:59 am
Daylight6:59 am – 5:58 pm
Civil Twilight5:58 pm – 6:27 pm
Nautical Twilight6:27 pm – 6:59 pm
Astro. Twilight6:59 pm – 7:32 pm
Night7:32 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Oct 176:59 am5:58 pm10:58:59−2:4412:29 pm (38.2°)92.628
Oct 187:00 am5:57 pm10:56:15−2:4412:29 pm (37.8°)92.602
Oct 197:02 am5:55 pm10:53:32−2:4312:29 pm (37.4°)92.576
Oct 207:03 am5:54 pm10:50:49−2:4212:28 pm (37.1°)92.550
Oct 217:04 am5:52 pm10:48:07−2:4212:28 pm (36.7°)92.524
Oct 227:05 am5:51 pm10:45:25−2:4112:28 pm (36.4°)92.498
Oct 237:06 am5:49 pm10:42:45−2:4012:28 pm (36.0°)92.472
* 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

4:20 am

Altitude

-1.6°

Heading

82° E

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

6.4%

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 174:30 am5:17 pm-10:58 am(50.4°)239,8655.1%
Oct 185:34 am5:47 pm-11:45 am(45.8°)242,0581.5%
Oct 196:37 am6:16 pm-12:30 pm(41.4°)244,2730.2%
Oct 207:38 am6:47 pm-1:16 pm(37.4°)246,4231.0%
Oct 218:38 am7:19 pm-2:02 pm(33.8°)248,3904.0%
Oct 229:37 am7:54 pm-2:48 pm(30.9°)250,0308.7%
Oct 2310:34 am8:33 pm-3:35 pm(28.8°)251,19115.0%
* 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, Tue, Oct 17, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 7:31 amTue 6:13 pmTue 12:52 pmDifficult to see
VenusTue 5:13 amTue 5:18 pmTue 11:16 amFairly good visibility
MarsTue 4:37 amTue 4:59 pmTue 10:48 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterTue 7:36 amTue 6:19 pmTue 12:57 pmDifficult to see
SaturnTue 11:54 amTue 9:04 pmTue 4:29 pmAverage visiblity
UranusMon 6:02 pmTue 7:18 amTue 12:40 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 4:18 pmWed 3:24 amTue 9:51 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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