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Moon: 0.2%

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Current Time: Aug 21, 2017 at 1:35:53 am


Sunrise Today: 6:30 am 74° East
Sunset Today: 7:52 pm 286° West


Moonrise Today: 6:21 am 74° East
Moonset Today: 8:03 pm 284° West


Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 22 minutes (-2m 11s)

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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

1:35 am

Altitude

-40.2°

Heading

8° N

Position

Night

Day length

13h 22m 23s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 11s

Winter: +3h 47m

Summer: -1h 22m

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 – 4:55 am
Astro. Twilight4:55 am – 5:29 am
Nautical Twilight5:29 am – 6:02 am
Civil Twilight6:02 am – 6:30 am
Daylight6:30 am – 7:52 pm
Civil Twilight7:52 pm – 8:19 pm
Nautical Twilight8:19 pm – 8:52 pm
Astro. Twilight8:52 pm – 9:26 pm
Night9:26 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Palo Alto - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
AugSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
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
Aug 256:33 am7:47 pm13:13:30−2:141:10 pm (63.0°)93.947
Aug 266:34 am7:45 pm13:11:16−2:141:10 pm (62.7°)93.926
Aug 276:35 am7:44 pm13:09:00−2:151:10 pm (62.3°)93.905
* 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

1:35 am

Altitude

-38.5°

Heading

14° N

Position

Near New Moon (Waning Crescent)

Percent illuminated

0.2%

Moon in Palo Alto - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
AugMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
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%
Aug 2510:33 am10:21 pm-4:30 pm(46.5°)243,75819.5%
Aug 2611:32 am10:54 pm-5:15 pm(42.5°)246,61228.3%
Aug 2712:29 pm11:28 pm-6:01 pm(39.1°)248,89437.8%
* 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, Mon, Aug 21, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:25 amMon 7:53 pmMon 1:39 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusMon 3:42 amMon 6:04 pmMon 10:53 amGood visibility
MarsMon 5:48 amMon 7:33 pmMon 12:41 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterMon 10:42 amMon 10:04 pmMon 4:23 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 3:37 pmTue 1:18 amMon 8:28 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSun 10:21 pmMon 11:29 amMon 4:55 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSun 8:29 pmMon 7:47 amMon 2:08 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Palo Alto.

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