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Moon: 66.1%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Sep 18, 2018 at 10:53:56 am


Sunrise Today: 6:33 am 87° East
Sunset Today: 6:54 pm 273° West


Moonrise Today: 3:30 pm 119° Southeast
Moonset Today: 12:20 am 241° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 20 minutes (-2m 46s)

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Today's Sun Position in Chicago

The Sun's altitude in Chicago 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

10:53 am

Altitude

42.8°

Heading

141° SE

Position

Daylight

Day length

12h 20m 49s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 46s

Winter: +3h 13m

Summer: -2h 52m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Chicago Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Chicago 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 – 4:59 am
Astro. Twilight4:59 am – 5:33 am
Nautical Twilight5:33 am – 6:05 am
Civil Twilight6:05 am – 6:33 am
Daylight6:33 am – 6:54 pm
Civil Twilight6:54 pm – 7:22 pm
Nautical Twilight7:22 pm – 7:55 pm
Astro. Twilight7:55 pm – 8:28 pm
Night8:28 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Chicago - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 186:33 am6:54 pm12:20:49−2:4612:44 pm (49.8°)93.398
Sep 196:34 am6:52 pm12:18:02−2:4712:44 pm (49.4°)93.372
Sep 206:35 am6:51 pm12:15:15−2:4712:43 pm (49.0°)93.345
Sep 216:36 am6:49 pm12:12:28−2:4712:43 pm (48.7°)93.319
Sep 226:37 am6:47 pm12:09:41−2:4712:43 pm (48.3°)93.293
Sep 236:39 am6:45 pm12:06:53−2:4712:42 pm (47.9°)93.267
Sep 246:40 am6:44 pm12:04:06−2:4712:42 pm (47.5°)93.241
* All times are local time for Chicago. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8:54 pm in Chicago.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2011:15 am
June SolsticeJun 215:07 am
September EquinoxSep 228:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 214:23 pm
* All times are local Chicago time.

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Today's Moon in Chicago

The Moon's path in Chicago 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

10:53 am

Altitude

-48.8°

Heading

73° E

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

66.1%

Moon in Chicago - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 18-12:20 am3:30 pm8:20 pm(26.6°)251,23669.5%
Sep 19-1:10 am4:14 pm9:07 pm(27.8°)251,57778.1%
Sep 20-2:03 am4:53 pm9:54 pm(29.8°)251,19385.6%
Sep 21-3:00 am5:28 pm10:40 pm(32.7°)250,19391.7%
Sep 22-3:58 am6:00 pm11:25 pm(36.2°)248,71096.3%
Sep 23-4:57 am6:29 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 24-5:58 am6:57 pm12:10 am(40.4°)246,88699.1%
* All times are local time for Chicago. 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 Chicago This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Sep 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:20 amTue 6:57 pmTue 12:39 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusTue 10:13 amTue 7:58 pmTue 3:06 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 4:51 pmWed 1:48 amTue 9:19 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 11:11 amTue 9:09 pmTue 4:10 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 2:36 pmTue 11:45 pmTue 7:10 pmPerfect visibility
UranusTue 8:12 pmWed 9:41 amWed 2:57 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 6:26 pmWed 5:40 amWed 12:03 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Chicago.

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