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

Moon: 17.8%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Apr 16, 2021 at 12:39:56 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:01 am 75° East
Sunset Today: 7:27 pm 285° West
Moonrise Today: 8:28 am 58° Northeast
Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 26 minutes (+2m 43s)
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Today's Sun Position in Boston

Time:12:39 pm
Altitude:58.0°
Direction:178° S
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 13h 25m 59s (Apr 16, 2021)

2 minutes, 43 seconds longer than yesterday (Apr 15, 2021)

4 hours, 21 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

1 hour, 51 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:19 am
Astro. Twilight4:19 am – 4:56 am
Nautical Twilight4:56 am – 5:32 am
Civil Twilight5:32 am – 6:01 am
Daylight6:01 am – 7:27 pm
Civil Twilight7:27 pm – 7:56 pm
Nautical Twilight7:56 pm – 8:32 pm
Astro. Twilight8:32 pm – 9:09 pm
Night9:09 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Apr 166:01 am7:27 pm13:25:59+2:4312:43 pm (58.0°)93.300
Apr 175:59 am7:28 pm13:28:42+2:4212:43 pm (58.4°)93.325
Apr 185:58 am7:29 pm13:31:24+2:4212:43 pm (58.7°)93.351
Apr 195:56 am7:30 pm13:34:05+2:4112:43 pm (59.1°)93.376
Apr 205:55 am7:31 pm13:36:46+2:4012:43 pm (59.4°)93.401
Apr 215:53 am7:32 pm13:39:25+2:3912:42 pm (59.7°)93.426
Apr 225:52 am7:34 pm13:42:03+2:3812:42 pm (60.1°)93.450
* 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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Today's Moon in Boston

Year 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 168:28 am--4:13 pm(70.9°)251,12618.9%
Apr 17-12:04 am9:07 am5:02 pm(72.5°)249,52627.2%
Apr 18-1:01 am9:55 am5:54 pm(72.9°)247,22536.6%
Apr 19-1:52 am10:50 am6:46 pm(71.9°)244,25646.7%
Apr 20-2:37 am11:52 am7:39 pm(69.5°)240,72557.2%
Apr 21-3:17 am12:59 pm8:30 pm(65.8°)236,81567.8%
Apr 22-3:50 am2:10 pm9:21 pm(60.9°)232,79177.8%
* 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, Fri, Apr 16, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:00 amFri 7:11 pmFri 12:35 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 6:20 amFri 7:52 pmFri 1:06 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 9:02 amSat 12:28 amFri 4:45 pmAverage visibility
JupiterFri 3:46 amFri 2:11 pmFri 8:58 amFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 3:09 amFri 1:00 pmFri 8:05 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 6:38 amFri 8:30 pmFri 1:34 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 4:49 amFri 4:23 pmFri 10:36 amExtremely difficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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