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Moon: 6.8%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Apr 24, 2017 at 2:42:47 am


Sunrise Today: 6:20 am 72° East
Sunset Today: 8:05 pm 289° West


Moonrise Today: 5:32 am 91° East
Moonset Today: 6:03 pm 273° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 44 minutes (+2m 32s)

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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

2:42 am

Altitude

-31.6°

Heading

26° NE

Position

Night

Day length

13h 44m 35s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 32s

Winter: +4h 34m

Summer: -1h 27m

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 – 4:36 am
Astro. Twilight4:36 am – 5:15 am
Nautical Twilight5:15 am – 5:50 am
Civil Twilight5:50 am – 6:20 am
Daylight6:20 am – 8:05 pm
Civil Twilight8:05 pm – 8:34 pm
Nautical Twilight8:34 pm – 9:10 pm
Astro. Twilight9:10 pm – 9:49 pm
Night9:49 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Apr 246:20 am8:05 pm13:44:35+2:321:12 pm (61.5°)93.507
Apr 256:19 am8:06 pm13:47:06+2:311:12 pm (61.8°)93.532
Apr 266:17 am8:07 pm13:49:36+2:291:12 pm (62.2°)93.556
Apr 276:16 am8:08 pm13:52:05+2:281:11 pm (62.5°)93.580
Apr 286:14 am8:09 pm13:54:33+2:271:11 pm (62.8°)93.604
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
* 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

2:42 am

Altitude

-30.5°

Heading

61° NE

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

6.8%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 245:32 am6:03 pm-11:43 am(48.7°)227,9984.8%
Apr 256:07 am7:15 pm-12:36 pm(53.7°)225,3501.0%
Apr 266:44 am8:29 pm-1:32 pm(58.3°)223,7300.3%
Apr 277:26 am9:43 pm-2:30 pm(62.3°)223,2862.8%
Apr 288:12 am10:54 pm-3:30 pm(65.3°)224,0178.3%
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%
* 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, Mon, Apr 24, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:02 amMon 7:23 pmMon 12:43 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusMon 4:45 amMon 5:01 pmMon 10:53 amGreat visibility
MarsMon 7:39 amMon 10:26 pmMon 3:02 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterMon 6:17 pmTue 5:47 amTue 12:02 amPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 12:14 amMon 9:31 amMon 4:53 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 6:01 amMon 7:11 pmMon 12:36 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 4:27 amMon 3:39 pmMon 10:03 amVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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