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Moon: 5.5%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: May 23, 2017 at 5:51:06 pm


Sunrise Today: 5:47 am 61° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:34 pm 299° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 4:37 am 81° East
Moonset Today: 6:02 pm 282° West


Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 47 minutes (+1m 39s)

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Today's Sun Position in Des Moines

The Sun's altitude in Des Moines 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

5:51 pm

Altitude

28.4°

Heading

273° W

Position

Daylight

Day length

14h 47m 1s

Change since

Yesterday: +1m 39s

Winter: +5h 37m

Summer: -24m 36s

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Des Moines Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Des Moines 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 – 3:47 am
Astro. Twilight3:47 am – 4:34 am
Nautical Twilight4:34 am – 5:15 am
Civil Twilight5:15 am – 5:47 am
Daylight5:47 am – 8:34 pm
Civil Twilight8:34 pm – 9:07 pm
Nautical Twilight9:07 pm – 9:48 pm
Astro. Twilight9:48 pm – 10:35 pm
Night10:35 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MaySunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
May 235:47 am8:34 pm14:47:00+1:391:11 pm (69.1°)94.130
May 245:47 am8:35 pm14:48:38+1:371:11 pm (69.3°)94.147
May 255:46 am8:36 pm14:50:12+1:341:11 pm (69.5°)94.164
May 265:45 am8:37 pm14:51:43+1:311:11 pm (69.7°)94.180
May 275:45 am8:38 pm14:53:12+1:281:11 pm (69.8°)94.196
May 285:44 am8:39 pm14:54:37+1:251:11 pm (70.0°)94.211
May 295:44 am8:40 pm14:55:59+1:221:11 pm (70.1°)94.226
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 205:29 am
June SolsticeJun 2011:24 pm
September EquinoxSep 223:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 2110:28 am
* All times are local Des Moines time.

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Today's Moon in Des Moines

The Moon's path in Des Moines 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 2017 Moon Phases

5:51 pm

Altitude

1.5°

Heading

280° W

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

5.5%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MayMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
May 234:37 am6:02 pm-11:15 am(55.9°)225,2497.1%
May 245:15 am7:16 pm-12:11 pm(60.3°)223,0392.1%
May 255:59 am8:30 pm-1:11 pm(64.0°)222,0130.2%
May 266:49 am9:41 pm-2:13 pm(66.4°)222,2941.7%
May 277:45 am10:45 pm-3:15 pm(67.4°)223,8396.3%
May 288:48 am11:42 pm-4:16 pm(66.8°)226,44513.7%
May 299:53 am--5:15 pm(65.0°)229,80023.0%
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Des Moines This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, May 23, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 4:52 amTue 6:19 pmTue 11:35 amDifficult to see
VenusWed 3:51 amWed 4:37 pmWed 10:14 amGreat visibility
MarsTue 6:56 amTue 10:09 pmTue 2:33 pmDifficult to see
JupiterTue 4:11 pmWed 3:47 amTue 9:59 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 10:10 pmWed 7:27 amWed 2:49 amPerfect visibility
UranusWed 4:07 amWed 5:21 pmWed 10:44 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 2:31 amWed 1:44 pmWed 8:07 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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