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Moon: 13.1%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Aug 18, 2017 at 7:38:08 am


Sunrise Today: 6:27 am 73° East
Sunset Today: 7:56 pm 287° West


Moonrise Today: 3:04 am 65° East
Moonset Today: 5:41 pm 294° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 28 minutes (-2m 8s)

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Today's Sun Position in Palo Alto

The Sun's altitude in Palo Alto 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

7:38 am

Altitude

12.9°

Heading

83° E

Position

Daylight

Day length

13h 28m 54s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 8s

Winter: +3h 54m

Summer: -1h 15m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Palo Alto Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Palo Alto 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 – 4:51 am
Astro. Twilight4:51 am – 5:26 am
Nautical Twilight5:26 am – 6:00 am
Civil Twilight6:00 am – 6:27 am
Daylight6:27 am – 7:56 pm
Civil Twilight7:56 pm – 8:24 pm
Nautical Twilight8:24 pm – 8:57 pm
Astro. Twilight8:57 pm – 9:31 pm
Night9:31 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Palo Alto - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Aug 186:27 am7:56 pm13:28:54−2:081:12 pm (65.4°)94.082
Aug 196:28 am7:55 pm13:26:44−2:091:12 pm (65.1°)94.064
Aug 206:29 am7:53 pm13:24:34−2:101:11 pm (64.7°)94.046
Aug 216:30 am7:52 pm13:22:23−2:111:11 pm (64.4°)94.027
Aug 226:31 am7:51 pm13:20:11−2:111:11 pm (64.1°)94.008
Aug 236:31 am7:49 pm13:17:58−2:121:11 pm (63.7°)93.988
Aug 246:32 am7:48 pm13:15:44−2:131:10 pm (63.4°)93.968
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Palo Alto on Aug 21

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 203:29 am
June SolsticeJun 209:24 pm
September EquinoxSep 221:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 218:28 am
* All times are local Palo Alto time.

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Today's Moon in Palo Alto

The Moon's path in Palo Alto 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

7:38 am

Altitude

50.3°

Heading

106° E

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

13.1%

Moon in Palo Alto - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Aug 183:04 am5:41 pm-10:24 am(71.5°)227,50712.2%
Aug 194:07 am6:34 pm-11:23 am(70.2°)228,0155.4%
Aug 205:13 am7:22 pm-12:21 pm(67.7°)229,3211.2%
Aug 216:21 am8:03 pm-1:16 pm(64.1°)231,3910.0%
Aug 227:27 am8:41 pm-2:08 pm(59.9°)234,0981.6%
Aug 238:31 am9:15 pm-2:57 pm(55.4°)237,2365.7%
Aug 249:33 am9:48 pm-3:44 pm(50.9°)240,54711.8%
* All times are local time for Palo Alto. 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 Palo Alto This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Aug 18, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:46 amFri 8:10 pmFri 1:58 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 3:38 amFri 6:02 pmFri 10:50 amGood visibility
MarsFri 5:51 amFri 7:39 pmFri 12:45 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterFri 10:51 amFri 10:14 pmFri 4:33 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 3:49 pmSat 1:30 amFri 8:40 pmPerfect visibility
UranusThu 10:32 pmFri 11:41 amFri 5:06 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneThu 8:41 pmFri 7:59 amFri 2:20 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Palo Alto.

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