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Moon: 2.5%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Feb 27, 2017 at 6:49:56 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:51 am 100° East
Sunset Today: 6:02 pm 260° West


Moonrise Today: 7:32 am 97° East
Moonset Today: 7:27 pm 266° West


Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 11 minutes (+2m 43s)

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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

6:49 pm

Altitude

-9.6°

Heading

268° W

Phase

Nautical Twilight

Day length

11h 11m 11s

Change since

Yesterday: +2m 43s

Winter: +2h 1m

Summer: -4h

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 – 5:19 am
Astro. Twilight5:19 am – 5:51 am
Nautical Twilight5:51 am – 6:23 am
Civil Twilight6:23 am – 6:51 am
Daylight6:51 am – 6:02 pm
Civil Twilight6:02 pm – 6:30 pm
Nautical Twilight6:30 pm – 7:03 pm
Astro. Twilight7:03 pm – 7:35 pm
Night7:35 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
FebSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Feb 276:51 am6:02 pm11:11:11+2:4312:27 pm (40.4°)92.077
Feb 286:50 am6:04 pm11:13:56+2:4412:26 pm (40.8°)92.099
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
* 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

6:49 pm

Altitude

6.0°

Heading

260° W

Phase

Waxing Crescent

Percent illuminated

2.5%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
FebMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Feb 277:32 am7:27 pm-1:26 pm(43.8°)232,4481.8%
Feb 288:06 am8:36 pm-2:17 pm(48.5°)230,8266.2%
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%
* 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, Mon, Feb 27, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:48 amTue 5:32 pmTue 12:09 pmDifficult to see
VenusMon 7:39 amMon 9:01 pmMon 2:20 pmFairly good visibility
MarsMon 8:32 amMon 9:41 pmMon 3:06 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterMon 9:29 pmTue 8:41 amTue 3:05 amPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 2:47 amTue 12:04 pmTue 7:25 amAverage visiblity
UranusMon 8:34 amMon 9:36 pmMon 3:05 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 6:59 amTue 6:06 pmTue 12:32 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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