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

Moon: 44.0%
First Quarter

Current Time: Mar 31, 2020 at 3:13:56 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:58 am 83° East
Sunset Today: 7:39 pm 277° West


Moonrise Today: 11:17 am 58° Northeast
Moonset Today: 1:54 am 301° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 41 minutes (+2m 46s)

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Today's Sun Position in Des Moines

Time:3:13 pm
Altitude:44.9°
Direction:223° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 12h 41m 9s (Mar 31, 2020)

2 minutes, 46 seconds longer than yesterday (Mar 30, 2020)

3 hours, 31 minutes longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2019)

2 hours, 30 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Des Moines Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:22 am
Astro. Twilight5:22 am – 5:57 am
Nautical Twilight5:57 am – 6:30 am
Civil Twilight6:30 am – 6:58 am
Daylight6:58 am – 7:39 pm
Civil Twilight7:39 pm – 8:07 pm
Nautical Twilight8:07 pm – 8:40 pm
Astro. Twilight8:40 pm – 9:14 pm
Night9:14 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Des Moines - Next 7 Days

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2020Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
MarSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Mar 316:58 am7:39 pm12:41:09+2:461:18 pm (53.0°)92.882
Apr 16:56 am7:40 pm12:43:55+2:461:18 pm (53.4°)92.908
Apr 26:54 am7:41 pm12:46:41+2:451:17 pm (53.7°)92.935
Apr 36:53 am7:42 pm12:49:27+2:451:17 pm (54.1°)92.961
Apr 46:51 am7:43 pm12:52:12+2:451:17 pm (54.5°)92.987
Apr 56:49 am7:44 pm12:54:57+2:441:16 pm (54.9°)93.013
Apr 66:48 am7:45 pm12:57:41+2:441:16 pm (55.3°)93.040
* 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 2020 Moon Phases

Moon in Des Moines - Next 7 days

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2020Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
MarMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Mar 31-1:54 am11:17 am7:03 pm(71.7°)240,14145.6%
Apr 1-2:52 am12:11 pm7:59 pm(71.5°)236,42956.6%
Apr 2-3:44 am1:13 pm8:56 pm(69.8°)232,57467.6%
Apr 3-4:32 am2:22 pm9:52 pm(66.6°)228,86378.0%
Apr 4-5:13 am3:36 pm10:48 pm(62.1°)225,63487.2%
Apr 5-5:49 am4:52 pm11:43 pm(56.5°)223,23094.3%
Apr 6-6:22 am6:10 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
* 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, Tue, Mar 31, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:09 amTue 5:19 pmTue 11:44 amDifficult to see
VenusTue 8:40 amTue 11:45 pmTue 4:12 pmGreat visibility
MarsWed 4:03 amWed 1:31 pmWed 8:47 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 3:36 amWed 1:00 pmWed 8:18 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 3:57 amWed 1:31 pmWed 8:44 amAverage visibility
UranusTue 7:59 amTue 9:36 pmTue 2:47 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneTue 6:14 amTue 5:42 pmTue 11:58 amExtremely difficult to see
* All times are local time for Des Moines.

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