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Chicago, IL, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 94.9%
Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 14, 2019 at 1:34:48 am


Sunrise Today: 7:10 am 121° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 239° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 6:54 pm 60° Northeast
Moonset Today: 9:25 am 301° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 10 minutes (-33s)

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Today's Sun Position in Chicago

Time:1:34 am
Altitude:-60.5°
Direction:59° NE
Phase:Night

Day length today: 9h 9m 42s (Dec 14, 2019)

33 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 13, 2019)

1 minute, 56 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2018)

6 hours, 3 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Chicago Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:29 am
Astro. Twilight5:29 am – 6:03 am
Nautical Twilight6:03 am – 6:38 am
Civil Twilight6:38 am – 7:10 am
Daylight7:10 am – 4:19 pm
Civil Twilight4:19 pm – 4:51 pm
Nautical Twilight4:51 pm – 5:26 pm
Astro. Twilight5:26 pm – 6:00 pm
Night6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Chicago - Next 7 Days

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 147:10 am4:19 pm9:09:42−0:3311:45 am (24.9°)91.496
Dec 157:10 am4:20 pm9:09:13−0:2911:45 am (24.9°)91.487
Dec 167:11 am4:20 pm9:08:48−0:2511:46 am (24.8°)91.478
Dec 177:12 am4:20 pm9:08:27−0:2011:46 am (24.8°)91.470
Dec 187:12 am4:21 pm9:08:10−0:1611:47 am (24.8°)91.463
Dec 197:13 am4:21 pm9:07:58−0:1211:47 am (24.7°)91.456
Dec 207:14 am4:21 pm9:07:50−0:0811:48 am (24.7°)91.450
* All times are local time for Chicago. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 10:19 pm in Chicago. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 6 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

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Today's Moon in Chicago

Year 2019 Moon Phases

Moon in Chicago - Next 7 days

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2019Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 14-9:25 am6:54 pm1:39 am(70.9°)233,54794.8%
Dec 15-10:14 am8:03 pm2:37 am(69.4°)232,04888.5%
Dec 16-10:56 am9:14 pm3:34 am(66.5°)231,00280.0%
Dec 17-11:33 am10:27 pm4:29 am(62.4°)230,36869.8%
Dec 18-12:04 pm11:38 pm5:21 am(57.4°)230,09258.5%
Dec 19-12:34 pm-6:12 am(51.8°)230,13346.7%
Dec 2012:50 am1:03 pm-7:01 am(46.0°)230,47535.1%
* All times are local time for Chicago. 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, Sat, Dec 14, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:58 amSat 3:25 pmSat 10:42 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 9:26 amSat 6:33 pmSat 1:59 pmGood visibility
MarsSat 4:14 amSat 2:18 pmSat 9:16 amAverage visibility
JupiterSat 7:57 amSat 5:02 pmSat 12:29 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSat 9:03 amSat 6:19 pmSat 1:41 pmSlightly difficult to see
UranusSat 1:34 pmSun 3:06 amSat 8:20 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 11:48 amSat 11:06 pmSat 5:27 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Chicago.

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