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Moon: 0.4%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 20, 2017 at 11:43:07 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:28 am 73° East
Sunset Today: 8:06 pm 287° West


Moonrise Today: 5:05 am 68° East
Moonset Today: 7:32 pm 290° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 37 minutes (-2m 31s)

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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

11:43 pm

Altitude

-32.1°

Heading

332° NW

Position

Night

Day length

13h 37m 35s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 31s

Winter: +4h 27m

Summer: -1h 34m

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 – 4:45 am
Astro. Twilight4:45 am – 5:23 am
Nautical Twilight5:23 am – 5:59 am
Civil Twilight5:59 am – 6:28 am
Daylight6:28 am – 8:06 pm
Civil Twilight8:06 pm – 8:35 pm
Nautical Twilight8:35 pm – 9:10 pm
Astro. Twilight9:10 pm – 9:48 pm
Night9:48 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 206:28 am8:06 pm13:37:35−2:311:17 pm (60.6°)94.047
Aug 216:29 am8:04 pm13:35:02−2:321:17 pm (60.3°)94.028
Aug 226:30 am8:03 pm13:32:29−2:331:17 pm (59.9°)94.009
Aug 236:31 am8:01 pm13:29:54−2:341:16 pm (59.6°)93.989
Aug 246:32 am7:59 pm13:27:19−2:351:16 pm (59.3°)93.969
Aug 256:33 am7:58 pm13:24:43−2:351:16 pm (58.9°)93.949
Aug 266:34 am7:56 pm13:22:07−2:361:16 pm (58.6°)93.928
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Des Moines on Aug 21

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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

11:43 pm

Altitude

-33.0°

Heading

341° N

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

0.4%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 205:05 am7:32 pm-12:22 pm(63.7°)229,1881.5%
Aug 216:14 am8:12 pm-1:17 pm(60.2°)231,2010.0%
Aug 227:22 am8:47 pm-2:09 pm(56.1°)233,8651.4%
Aug 238:29 am9:20 pm-2:59 pm(51.6°)236,9775.3%
Aug 249:34 am9:51 pm-3:46 pm(47.0°)240,28411.2%
Aug 2510:37 am10:21 pm-4:32 pm(42.7°)243,51318.8%
Aug 2611:37 am10:52 pm-5:18 pm(38.6°)246,40427.6%
* 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, Sun, Aug 20, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:29 amMon 8:01 pmMon 1:45 pmNot visible
VenusMon 3:37 amMon 6:21 pmMon 10:59 amGood visibility
MarsMon 5:46 amMon 7:47 pmMon 12:47 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterMon 10:51 amMon 10:06 pmMon 4:29 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 3:59 pmMon 1:17 amSun 8:38 pmPerfect visibility
UranusMon 10:17 pmTue 11:36 amTue 4:57 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 8:35 pmTue 7:46 amTue 2:10 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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