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Columbia, SC, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 30.0%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: May 17, 2021 at 3:02:10 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:21 am 66° East
Sunset Today: 8:20 pm 294° Northwest
Moonrise Today: 10:50 am 61° Northeast
Moonset Today: 12:49 am 300° Northwest
Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 59 minutes (+1m 25s)
Location of ColumbiaLocation

Today's Sun Position in Columbia

Time:3:02 pm
Altitude:63.2°
Direction:244° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 13h 59m 15s (May 17, 2021)

1 minute, 25 seconds longer than yesterday (May 16, 2021)

4 hours, 5 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

25 minutes, 59 seconds shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Columbia Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:43 am
Astro. Twilight4:43 am – 5:19 am
Nautical Twilight5:19 am – 5:53 am
Civil Twilight5:53 am – 6:21 am
Daylight6:21 am – 8:20 pm
Civil Twilight8:20 pm – 8:48 pm
Nautical Twilight8:48 pm – 9:22 pm
Astro. Twilight9:22 pm – 9:58 pm
Night9:58 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Columbia - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
May 176:21 am8:20 pm13:59:15+1:251:20 pm (75.5°)94.018
May 186:20 am8:21 pm14:00:39+1:231:20 pm (75.7°)94.037
May 196:19 am8:21 pm14:02:00+1:211:20 pm (75.9°)94.055
May 206:19 am8:22 pm14:03:20+1:191:20 pm (76.1°)94.073
May 216:18 am8:23 pm14:04:38+1:171:20 pm (76.3°)94.090
May 226:18 am8:23 pm14:05:54+1:151:20 pm (76.5°)94.108
May 236:17 am8:24 pm14:07:08+1:131:20 pm (76.7°)94.125
* All times are local time for Columbia. 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 Columbia

Year 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Columbia - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 17-12:49 am10:50 am6:14 pm(79.0°)244,40931.2%
May 18-1:33 am11:50 am7:05 pm(75.8°)241,25441.4%
May 19-2:12 am12:53 pm7:54 pm(71.5°)237,71352.2%
May 20-2:47 am1:58 pm8:43 pm(66.2°)233,96463.3%
May 21-3:20 am3:03 pm9:32 pm(60.1°)230,25574.1%
May 22-3:52 am4:10 pm10:21 pm(53.6°)226,89283.8%
May 23-4:24 am5:20 pm11:13 pm(47.0°)224,20891.9%
* All times are local time for Columbia. 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 Columbia This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 17, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:35 amMon 10:10 pmMon 2:52 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 7:09 amMon 9:25 pmMon 2:17 pmFairly good visibility
MarsMon 9:33 amMon 11:58 pmMon 4:46 pmAverage visibility
JupiterTue 2:21 amTue 1:18 pmTue 7:49 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 1:30 amTue 11:56 amTue 6:43 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 5:35 amMon 7:02 pmMon 12:19 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 3:26 amMon 3:08 pmMon 9:17 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Columbia.

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