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

Moon: 31.9%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Oct 21, 2020 at 3:48:32 pm
Sunrise Today: 7:04 am 104° East
Sunset Today: 5:52 pm 256° West
Moonrise Today: 12:46 pm 124° Southeast
Moonset Today: 9:48 pm 235° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 47 minutes (-2m 41s)
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Today's Sun Position in Boston

Time:3:48 pm
Altitude:19.7°
Direction:233° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 10h 47m 23s (Oct 21, 2020)

2 minutes, 41 seconds shorter than yesterday (Oct 20, 2020)

1 hour, 42 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2019)

4 hours, 29 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Boston Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:30 am
Astro. Twilight5:30 am – 6:03 am
Nautical Twilight6:03 am – 6:36 am
Civil Twilight6:36 am – 7:04 am
Daylight7:04 am – 5:52 pm
Civil Twilight5:52 pm – 6:20 pm
Nautical Twilight6:20 pm – 6:53 pm
Astro. Twilight6:53 pm – 7:25 pm
Night7:25 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Boston - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
OctSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Oct 217:04 am5:52 pm10:47:23−2:4112:28 pm (36.6°)92.519
Oct 227:05 am5:50 pm10:44:41−2:4112:28 pm (36.3°)92.493
Oct 237:07 am5:49 pm10:42:01−2:4012:28 pm (35.9°)92.467
Oct 247:08 am5:47 pm10:39:21−2:3912:28 pm (35.6°)92.441
Oct 257:09 am5:46 pm10:36:43−2:3812:28 pm (35.2°)92.415
Oct 267:10 am5:44 pm10:34:05−2:3712:28 pm (34.9°)92.389
Oct 277:12 am5:43 pm10:31:28−2:3612:28 pm (34.6°)92.364
* 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 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Boston - Next 7 days

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2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
OctMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Oct 2112:46 pm9:48 pm-5:18 pm(22.1°)233,56832.6%
Oct 221:43 pm10:49 pm-6:15 pm(22.6°)237,47743.5%
Oct 232:30 pm11:53 pm-7:09 pm(24.5°)241,17354.4%
Oct 243:08 pm--8:00 pm(27.6°)244,45264.7%
Oct 25-12:58 am3:39 pm8:47 pm(31.5°)247,19274.0%
Oct 26-2:01 am4:06 pm9:31 pm(36.1°)249,34582.3%
Oct 27-3:03 am4:30 pm10:12 pm(41.0°)250,91289.1%
* 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, Wed, Oct 21, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 7:59 amWed 6:01 pmWed 1:00 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 3:56 amWed 4:34 pmWed 10:15 amGood visibility
MarsWed 5:32 pmThu 6:12 amWed 11:52 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 1:32 pmWed 10:41 pmWed 6:06 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 1:52 pmWed 11:11 pmWed 6:32 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 6:12 pmThu 8:02 amThu 1:07 amAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 4:18 pmThu 3:41 amWed 9:59 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Boston.

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