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Moon: 18.0%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Apr 29, 2017 at 8:42:51 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:13 am 70° East
Sunset Today: 8:10 pm 291° Northwest


Moonrise Today: 9:04 am 65° Northeast
Moonset Today: 11:59 pm 296° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 56 minutes (+2m 26s)

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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

8:42 pm

Altitude

-6.4°

Heading

296° NW

Position

Nautical Twilight

Day length

13h 56m 59s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 26s

Winter: +4h 47m

Summer: -1h 14m

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 – 4:27 am
Astro. Twilight4:27 am – 5:06 am
Nautical Twilight5:06 am – 5:43 am
Civil Twilight5:43 am – 6:13 am
Daylight6:13 am – 8:10 pm
Civil Twilight8:10 pm – 8:40 pm
Nautical Twilight8:40 pm – 9:17 pm
Astro. Twilight9:17 pm – 9:57 pm
Night9:57 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 296:13 am8:10 pm13:56:59+2:261:11 pm (63.1°)93.628
Apr 306:12 am8:11 pm13:59:24+2:251:11 pm (63.4°)93.651
May 16:10 am8:12 pm14:01:48+2:231:11 pm (63.7°)93.674
May 26:09 am8:13 pm14:04:11+2:221:11 pm (64.0°)93.697
May 36:08 am8:14 pm14:06:32+2:211:11 pm (64.3°)93.720
May 46:07 am8:15 pm14:08:51+2:191:11 pm (64.6°)93.742
May 56:05 am8:16 pm14:11:09+2:181:11 pm (64.9°)93.764
* 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

8:42 pm

Altitude

33.7°

Heading

265° W

Position

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

18.0%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 299:04 am11:59 pm-4:31 pm(66.9°)225,78316.5%
Apr 3010:02 am--5:31 pm(67.1°)228,33826.5%
May 1-12:58 am11:04 am6:29 pm(66.0°)231,38737.6%
May 2-1:49 am12:08 pm7:24 pm(63.7°)234,64649.0%
May 3-2:33 am1:12 pm8:15 pm(60.6°)237,88060.2%
May 4-3:11 am2:16 pm9:04 pm(56.9°)240,92070.5%
May 5-3:44 am3:18 pm9:51 pm(52.8°)243,65979.6%
* 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, Sat, Apr 29, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 5:39 amSun 6:43 pmSun 12:12 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusSun 4:32 amSun 4:49 pmSun 10:40 amGreat visibility
MarsSat 7:30 amSat 10:24 pmSat 2:57 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterSat 5:55 pmSun 5:26 amSat 11:40 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnSat 11:50 pmSun 9:07 amSun 4:28 amPerfect visibility
UranusSun 5:38 amSun 6:49 pmSun 12:14 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 4:04 amSun 3:17 pmSun 9:40 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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