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Moon: 24.0%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Feb 21, 2017 at 10:43:55 am


Sunrise Today: 7:00 am 103° East
Sunset Today: 5:55 pm 257° West


Moonrise Today: 3:23 am 116° Southeast
Moonset Today: 1:21 pm 244° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 54 minutes (+2m 40s)

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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

10:43 am

Altitude

32.9°

Heading

149° SE

Phase

Daylight

Day length

10h 54m 56s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 40s

Winter: +1h 45m

Summer: -4h 16m

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 – 5:28 am
Astro. Twilight5:28 am – 6:00 am
Nautical Twilight6:00 am – 6:32 am
Civil Twilight6:32 am – 7:00 am
Daylight7:00 am – 5:55 pm
Civil Twilight5:55 pm – 6:23 pm
Nautical Twilight6:23 pm – 6:56 pm
Astro. Twilight6:56 pm – 7:28 pm
Night7:28 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
FebSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Feb 217:00 am5:55 pm10:54:56+2:4012:27 pm (38.2°)91.948
Feb 226:59 am5:56 pm10:57:37+2:4112:27 pm (38.5°)91.969
Feb 236:57 am5:58 pm11:00:19+2:4112:27 pm (38.9°)91.990
Feb 246:56 am5:59 pm11:03:01+2:4212:27 pm (39.3°)92.012
Feb 256:54 am6:00 pm11:05:44+2:4212:27 pm (39.6°)92.034
Feb 266:53 am6:01 pm11:08:27+2:4312:27 pm (40.0°)92.055
Feb 276:51 am6:02 pm11:11:11+2:4312:27 pm (40.4°)92.077
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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

10:43 am

Altitude

21.0°

Heading

215° SW

Phase

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

24.0%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
FebMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Feb 213:23 am1:21 pm-8:23 am(28.9°)248,38224.8%
Feb 224:13 am2:13 pm-9:12 am(29.1°)246,00916.6%
Feb 234:59 am3:09 pm-10:02 am(30.3°)243,2119.6%
Feb 245:41 am4:10 pm-10:53 am(32.5°)240,2224.2%
Feb 256:20 am5:13 pm-11:44 am(35.5°)237,2900.9%
Feb 266:57 am6:20 pm-12:35 pm(39.4°)234,6390.0%
Feb 277:32 am7:27 pm-1:26 pm(43.8°)232,4481.8%
* All times are local time for Des Moines. 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, Feb 21, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:45 amTue 4:55 pmTue 11:50 amDifficult to see
VenusTue 8:04 amTue 9:14 pmTue 2:39 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 8:46 amTue 9:42 pmTue 3:13 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterTue 9:55 pmWed 9:06 amWed 3:30 amPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 3:13 amTue 12:29 pmTue 7:51 amAverage visiblity
UranusTue 8:57 amTue 9:58 pmTue 3:27 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 7:26 amTue 6:32 pmTue 12:59 pmExtremely difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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