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Moon: 12.9%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Mar 1, 2017 at 2:32:46 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:48 am 99° East
Sunset Today: 6:05 pm 261° West


Moonrise Today: 8:41 am 84° East
Moonset Today: 9:45 pm 279° West


Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 16 minutes (+2m 44s)

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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

2:32 pm

Altitude

33.3°

Heading

218° SW

Phase

Daylight

Day length

11h 16m 41s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 44s

Winter: +2h 7m

Summer: -3h 54m

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 – 5:16 am
Astro. Twilight5:16 am – 5:48 am
Nautical Twilight5:48 am – 6:20 am
Civil Twilight6:20 am – 6:48 am
Daylight6:48 am – 6:05 pm
Civil Twilight6:05 pm – 6:33 pm
Nautical Twilight6:33 pm – 7:05 pm
Astro. Twilight7:05 pm – 7:37 pm
Night7:37 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MarSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Mar 16:48 am6:05 pm11:16:41+2:4412:26 pm (41.1°)92.122
Mar 26:47 am6:06 pm11:19:26+2:4512:26 pm (41.5°)92.144
Mar 36:45 am6:07 pm11:22:12+2:4512:26 pm (41.9°)92.167
Mar 46:43 am6:08 pm11:24:58+2:4512:26 pm (42.3°)92.189
Mar 56:42 am6:09 pm11:27:44+2:4612:25 pm (42.7°)92.212
Mar 66:40 am6:11 pm11:30:31+2:4612:25 pm (43.1°)92.235
Mar 76:38 am6:12 pm11:33:17+2:4612:25 pm (43.5°)92.259
* 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

2:32 pm

Altitude

52.3°

Heading

166° S

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

12.9%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MarMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Mar 18:41 am9:45 pm-3:08 pm(53.3°)229,80713.1%
Mar 29:17 am10:55 pm-4:01 pm(57.7°)229,36022.2%
Mar 39:55 am--4:56 pm(61.5°)229,41032.9%
Mar 4-12:04 am10:38 am5:51 pm(64.5°)229,86744.6%
Mar 5-1:11 am11:26 am6:48 pm(66.3°)230,65456.4%
Mar 6-2:14 am12:19 pm7:46 pm(66.9°)231,71767.8%
Mar 7-3:12 am1:17 pm8:42 pm(66.2°)233,03678.2%
* 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, Wed, Mar 1, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:49 amThu 5:43 pmThu 12:15 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 7:30 amWed 8:55 pmWed 2:12 pmFairly good visibility
MarsWed 8:27 amWed 9:40 pmWed 3:04 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterWed 9:21 pmThu 8:33 amThu 2:57 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 2:40 amThu 11:56 amThu 7:18 amAverage visiblity
UranusWed 8:26 amWed 9:28 pmWed 2:57 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 6:51 amThu 5:59 pmThu 12:25 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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