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

Moon: 19.0%
Waxing Crescent
Current Time: Apr 16, 2021 at 3:37:12 pm
Sunrise Today: 6:32 am 75° East
Sunset Today: 7:56 pm 285° West
Moonrise Today: 9:03 am 59° Northeast
Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 24 minutes (+2m 39s)
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Today's Sun Position in Des Moines

Time:3:37 pm
Altitude:45.8°
Direction:236° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 13h 23m 58s (Apr 16, 2021)

2 minutes, 39 seconds longer than yesterday (Apr 15, 2021)

4 hours, 14 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2020)

1 hour, 47 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 20, 2020)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Des Moines Today

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Night12:00 am – 4:52 am
Astro. Twilight4:52 am – 5:28 am
Nautical Twilight5:28 am – 6:03 am
Civil Twilight6:03 am – 6:32 am
Daylight6:32 am – 7:56 pm
Civil Twilight7:56 pm – 8:25 pm
Nautical Twilight8:25 pm – 9:00 pm
Astro. Twilight9:00 pm – 9:37 pm
Night9:37 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2021Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AprSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Apr 166:32 am7:56 pm13:23:58+2:391:14 pm (58.8°)93.302
Apr 176:30 am7:57 pm13:26:37+2:381:13 pm (59.2°)93.327
Apr 186:29 am7:58 pm13:29:14+2:371:13 pm (59.5°)93.352
Apr 196:27 am7:59 pm13:31:51+2:361:13 pm (59.9°)93.377
Apr 206:26 am8:00 pm13:34:27+2:351:13 pm (60.2°)93.402
Apr 216:24 am8:01 pm13:37:02+2:341:13 pm (60.5°)93.427
Apr 226:23 am8:03 pm13:39:36+2:341:12 pm (60.9°)93.452
* 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 2021 Moon Phases

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2021Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AprMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Apr 169:03 am--4:46 pm(71.8°)251,04619.4%
Apr 17-12:35 am9:43 am5:36 pm(73.4°)249,40227.8%
Apr 18-1:31 am10:31 am6:27 pm(73.6°)247,05837.2%
Apr 19-2:22 am11:27 am7:20 pm(72.5°)244,05047.3%
Apr 20-3:08 am12:29 pm8:12 pm(70.1°)240,48957.9%
Apr 21-3:47 am1:36 pm9:04 pm(66.3°)236,56468.4%
Apr 22-4:21 am2:46 pm9:55 pm(61.4°)232,54278.4%
* 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, Fri, Apr 16, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:31 amFri 7:41 pmFri 1:05 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 6:51 amFri 8:21 pmFri 1:36 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 9:35 amSat 12:56 amFri 5:15 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 4:12 amSat 2:39 pmSat 9:25 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 3:34 amSat 1:28 pmSat 8:31 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 7:09 amFri 8:59 pmFri 2:04 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 5:19 amFri 4:53 pmFri 11:06 amExtremely difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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