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Moon: 29.1%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 16, 2017 at 5:11:01 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:24 am 71° East
Sunset Today: 8:12 pm 289° West


Moonrise Today: 1:08 am 67° East
Moonset Today: 3:50 pm 294° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 47 minutes (-2m 27s)

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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

5:11 pm

Altitude

32.6°

Heading

259° W

Position

Daylight

Day length

13h 47m 37s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 27s

Winter: +4h 37m

Summer: -1h 23m

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 – 4:39 am
Astro. Twilight4:39 am – 5:18 am
Nautical Twilight5:18 am – 5:54 am
Civil Twilight5:54 am – 6:24 am
Daylight6:24 am – 8:12 pm
Civil Twilight8:12 pm – 8:41 pm
Nautical Twilight8:41 pm – 9:17 pm
Astro. Twilight9:17 pm – 9:56 pm
Night9:56 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 166:24 am8:12 pm13:47:37−2:271:18 pm (61.9°)94.118
Aug 176:25 am8:10 pm13:45:08−2:281:18 pm (61.6°)94.101
Aug 186:26 am8:09 pm13:42:38−2:301:18 pm (61.3°)94.084
Aug 196:27 am8:07 pm13:40:07−2:301:17 pm (60.9°)94.066
Aug 206:28 am8:06 pm13:37:35−2:311:17 pm (60.6°)94.047
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
* 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

5:11 pm

Altitude

-13.1°

Heading

308° NW

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

29.1%

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 161:08 am3:50 pm-8:26 am(65.5°)228,68533.0%
Aug 171:58 am4:54 pm-9:25 am(67.1°)227,78822.2%
Aug 182:55 am5:53 pm-10:25 am(67.3°)227,50012.9%
Aug 193:58 am6:46 pm-11:24 am(66.2°)227,9465.8%
Aug 205:05 am7:32 pm-12:22 pm(63.7°)229,1881.5%
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%
* 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, Wed, Aug 16, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:02 amWed 8:29 pmWed 2:16 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 3:28 amWed 6:19 pmWed 10:54 amGood visibility
MarsWed 5:49 amWed 7:58 pmWed 12:54 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterWed 11:06 amWed 10:24 pmWed 4:45 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 4:15 pmThu 1:32 amWed 8:54 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 10:37 pmThu 11:56 amThu 5:17 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 8:55 pmThu 8:06 amThu 2:31 amDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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