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Des Moines, IA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 84.8%
Waxing Gibbous
Current Time: Jul 17, 2024 at 2:56:05 pm
Sunrise Today: 5:55 am 60° Northeast
Sunset Today: 8:45 pm 299° Northwest
Moonrise Today: 5:52 pm 127° Southeast
Moonset Today: 1:54 am 236° Southwest
Daylight Hours: 14 hours, 50 minutes (-1m 31s)
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Today's Sun Position in Des Moines

Time:2:56 pm
Altitude:61.2°
Direction:232° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 14h 49m 36s (Jul 17, 2024)

1 minute, 31 seconds shorter than yesterday (Jul 16, 2024)

5 hours, 39 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2023)

22 minutes, 2 seconds shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2024)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Des Moines Today

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Night12:00 am – 3:53 am
Astro. Twilight3:53 am – 4:41 am
Nautical Twilight4:41 am – 5:22 am
Civil Twilight5:22 am – 5:55 am
Daylight5:55 am – 8:45 pm
Civil Twilight8:45 pm – 9:17 pm
Nautical Twilight9:17 pm – 9:59 pm
Astro. Twilight9:59 pm – 10:46 pm
Night10:46 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2024Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
JulSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Jul 175:55 am8:45 pm14:49:36−1:311:20 pm (69.4°)94.469
Jul 185:56 am8:44 pm14:48:02−1:341:20 pm (69.2°)94.463
Jul 195:57 am8:43 pm14:46:24−1:371:20 pm (69.1°)94.456
Jul 205:58 am8:42 pm14:44:44−1:401:20 pm (68.9°)94.450
Jul 215:59 am8:42 pm14:43:02−1:421:20 pm (68.7°)94.442
Jul 226:00 am8:41 pm14:41:16−1:451:20 pm (68.5°)94.435
Jul 236:00 am8:40 pm14:39:29−1:471:20 pm (68.3°)94.427
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Des Moines

Year 2024 Moon Phases

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2024Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
JulMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Jul 17-1:54 am5:52 pm10:16 pm(20.6°)239,62687.0%
Jul 18-2:36 am6:59 pm11:14 pm(19.2°)236,18793.5%
Jul 19-3:28 am7:58 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Jul 20-4:33 am8:48 pm12:14 am(19.6°)232,96697.9%
Jul 21-5:48 am9:29 pm1:15 am(22.0°)230,24099.8%
Jul 22-7:07 am10:02 pm2:14 am(26.2°)228,23098.8%
Jul 23-8:26 am10:29 pm3:09 am(31.8°)227,06294.9%
* All times are local time for Des Moines. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. 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, Wed, Jul 17, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:12 amWed 10:01 pmWed 3:07 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 6:53 amWed 9:28 pmWed 2:11 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 1:59 amWed 4:27 pmWed 9:13 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 2:47 amWed 5:36 pmWed 10:11 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 11:10 pmThu 10:30 amThu 4:50 amGreat visibility
UranusWed 1:53 amWed 4:21 pmWed 9:07 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 11:31 pmThu 11:26 amThu 5:29 amDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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