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Detroit, MI, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 44.0%

Waxing Crescent

Current Time: Dec 14, 2018 at 3:25:29 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:53 am 121° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:00 pm 239° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 12:43 pm 103° East
Moonset Today: 11:57 pm 259° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 6 minutes (-33s)

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Today's Sun Position in Detroit

Time:3:25 pm
Altitude:12.6°
Direction:221° SW
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 9h 6m 39s (Dec 14, 2018)

33 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 13, 2018)

1 minute, 51 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2017)

6 hours, 10 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Detroit Today

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Night12:00 am – 6:12 am
Astro. Twilight6:12 am – 6:46 am
Nautical Twilight6:46 am – 7:21 am
Civil Twilight7:21 am – 7:53 am
Daylight7:53 am – 5:00 pm
Civil Twilight5:00 pm – 5:32 pm
Nautical Twilight5:32 pm – 6:07 pm
Astro. Twilight6:07 pm – 6:41 pm
Night6:41 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Detroit - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 147:53 am5:00 pm9:06:39−0:3312:26 pm (24.5°)91.497
Dec 157:54 am5:00 pm9:06:10−0:2812:27 pm (24.4°)91.488
Dec 167:54 am5:00 pm9:05:45−0:2412:27 pm (24.4°)91.478
Dec 177:55 am5:01 pm9:05:25−0:2012:28 pm (24.3°)91.470
Dec 187:56 am5:01 pm9:05:09−0:1612:28 pm (24.3°)91.461
Dec 197:56 am5:01 pm9:04:57−0:1112:29 pm (24.3°)91.453
Dec 207:57 am5:02 pm9:04:50−0:0712:29 pm (24.3°)91.446
* All times are local time for Detroit. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm in Detroit. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 12 minutes shorter than on June Solstice. In most locations north of Equator, the shortest day of the year is around this date.

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Today's Moon in Detroit

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Detroit - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 1412:43 pm11:57 pm-6:16 pm(38.2°)249,50045.1%
Dec 151:10 pm--6:59 pm(42.6°)247,18755.1%
Dec 16-12:57 am1:36 pm7:43 pm(47.3°)244,17365.0%
Dec 17-1:59 am2:03 pm8:28 pm(52.1°)240,63174.6%
Dec 18-3:02 am2:31 pm9:15 pm(56.9°)236,80983.5%
Dec 19-4:09 am3:04 pm10:06 pm(61.3°)233,01290.9%
Dec 20-5:18 am3:41 pm11:00 pm(65.0°)229,57896.5%
* All times are local time for Detroit. 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 Detroit This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Dec 14, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:04 amFri 3:52 pmFri 10:58 amAverage visibility
VenusSat 4:05 amSat 2:44 pmSat 9:24 amGreat visibility
MarsFri 12:33 pmSat 12:01 amFri 6:17 pmAverage visibility
JupiterFri 6:43 amFri 4:05 pmFri 11:24 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnFri 9:05 amFri 6:13 pmFri 1:39 pmDifficult to see
UranusFri 2:04 pmSat 3:26 amFri 8:45 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneFri 12:24 pmFri 11:35 pmFri 5:59 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Detroit.

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