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Moon: 0.1%

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Current Time: Aug 21, 2017 at 5:29:31 am


Sunrise Today: 6:29 am 73° East
Sunset Today: 8:04 pm 287° West


Moonrise Today: 6:14 am 72° East
Moonset Today: 8:12 pm 285° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 35 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

5:29 am

Altitude

-11.2°

Heading

63° NE

Position

Nautical Twilight

Day length

13h 35m 2s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 32s

Winter: +4h 25m

Summer: -1h 36m

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 – 4:46 am
Astro. Twilight4:46 am – 5:24 am
Nautical Twilight5:24 am – 6:00 am
Civil Twilight6:00 am – 6:29 am
Daylight6:29 am – 8:04 pm
Civil Twilight8:04 pm – 8:33 pm
Nautical Twilight8:33 pm – 9:09 pm
Astro. Twilight9:09 pm – 9:46 pm
Night9:46 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
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
Aug 276:35 am7:55 pm13:19:29−2:371:15 pm (58.2°)93.906
* 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

5:29 am

Altitude

-8.3°

Heading

65° NE

Position

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Percent illuminated

0.1%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
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%
Aug 2712:36 pm11:24 pm-6:03 pm(35.1°)248,73837.0%
* 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, Aug 21, 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
SaturnMon 3:55 pmTue 1:13 amMon 8:34 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSun 10:21 pmMon 11:40 amMon 5:01 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSun 8:39 pmMon 7:50 amMon 2:14 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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