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Moon: 0.3%

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Current Time: Dec 17, 2017 at 1:52:48 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:35 am 121° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:45 pm 239° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 6:47 am 115° Southeast
Moonset Today: 4:44 pm 244° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 10 minutes (-18s)

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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

1:52 pm

Altitude

20.9°

Heading

205° SW

Position

Daylight

Day length

9h 10m 12s

Change since

Yesterday: -18s

Winter: +31s

Summer: -6h 1m

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 – 5:55 am
Astro. Twilight5:55 am – 6:29 am
Nautical Twilight6:29 am – 7:04 am
Civil Twilight7:04 am – 7:35 am
Daylight7:35 am – 4:45 pm
Civil Twilight4:45 pm – 5:17 pm
Nautical Twilight5:17 pm – 5:52 pm
Astro. Twilight5:52 pm – 6:26 pm
Night6:26 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 177:35 am4:45 pm9:10:12−0:1812:10 pm (25.1°)91.474
Dec 187:36 am4:46 pm9:09:58−0:1412:11 pm (25.0°)91.467
Dec 197:36 am4:46 pm9:09:48−0:1012:11 pm (25.0°)91.459
Dec 207:37 am4:47 pm9:09:42−0:0612:12 pm (25.0°)91.452
Dec 217:37 am4:47 pm9:09:40−0:0112:12 pm (25.0°)91.446
Dec 227:38 am4:48 pm9:09:42+0:0212:13 pm (25.0°)91.440
Dec 237:38 am4:48 pm9:09:49+0:0612:13 pm (25.0°)91.434
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:27 am in Des Moines. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 2 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

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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

1:52 pm

Altitude

22.4°

Heading

211° SW

Position

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Percent illuminated

0.3%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 176:47 am4:44 pm-11:47 am(28.8°)252,3070.4%
Dec 187:40 am5:28 pm-12:34 pm(27.8°)252,6350.3%
Dec 198:29 am6:16 pm-1:22 pm(27.7°)252,5362.1%
Dec 209:14 am7:08 pm-2:10 pm(28.5°)251,9775.8%
Dec 219:54 am8:03 pm-2:57 pm(30.3°)250,91111.2%
Dec 2210:31 am9:01 pm-3:43 pm(32.8°)249,29118.1%
Dec 2311:05 am10:00 pm-4:29 pm(36.1°)247,08326.4%
* 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, Sun, Dec 17, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 6:40 amSun 4:13 pmSun 11:26 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusSun 7:11 amSun 4:22 pmSun 11:47 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 3:23 amSun 1:59 pmSun 8:41 amAverage visiblity
JupiterSun 4:10 amSun 2:24 pmSun 9:17 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 7:50 amSun 5:03 pmSun 12:26 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusSun 1:24 pmMon 2:33 amSun 7:59 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneSun 11:47 amSun 10:54 pmSun 5:21 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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