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Raleigh, NC, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 99.8%
Waning Gibbous
Current Time: Dec 8, 2022 at 6:06:00 am
Sunrise Today: 7:12 am 118° Southeast
Sunset Today: 5:00 pm 242° Southwest
Moonrise Today: 5:17 pm 56° Northeast
Moonset Today: 7:45 am 303° Northwest
Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 49 minutes (-44s)
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Today's Sun Position in Raleigh

Time:6:06 am
Altitude:-13.1°
Direction:109° E
Phase:Astronomical Twilight

Day length today: 9h 48m 42s (Dec 8, 2022)

44 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 7, 2022)

4 minutes, 44 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2021)

4 hours, 46 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2022)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Raleigh Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:40 am
Astro. Twilight5:40 am – 6:11 am
Nautical Twilight6:11 am – 6:43 am
Civil Twilight6:43 am – 7:12 am
Daylight7:12 am – 5:00 pm
Civil Twilight5:00 pm – 5:29 pm
Nautical Twilight5:29 pm – 6:00 pm
Astro. Twilight6:00 pm – 6:31 pm
Night6:31 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Raleigh - Next 7 Days

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2022Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDiff.TimeMil. mi
Dec 87:12 am5:00 pm9:48:42−0:4412:06 pm (31.5°)91.565
Dec 97:12 am5:00 pm9:48:01−0:4012:06 pm (31.4°)91.553
Dec 107:13 am5:01 pm9:47:23−0:3712:07 pm (31.3°)91.542
Dec 117:14 am5:01 pm9:46:48−0:3412:07 pm (31.2°)91.531
Dec 127:15 am5:01 pm9:46:17−0:3112:08 pm (31.1°)91.521
Dec 137:15 am5:01 pm9:45:48−0:2812:08 pm (31.1°)91.511
Dec 147:16 am5:01 pm9:45:23−0:2512:09 pm (31.0°)91.502
* All times are local time for Raleigh. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Raleigh

Year 2022 Moon Phases

Moon in Raleigh - Next 7 days

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2022Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 8-7:45 am5:17 pm12:06 am(79.7°)248,76199.9%
Dec 9-8:41 am6:06 pm12:58 am(81.3°)250,24598.8%
Dec 10-9:32 am7:01 pm1:50 am(81.4°)251,37895.8%
Dec 11-10:16 am7:58 pm2:41 am(80.2°)252,05491.0%
Dec 12-10:53 am8:57 pm3:29 am(77.7°)252,16184.8%
Dec 13-11:26 am9:56 pm4:16 am(74.2°)251,60077.2%
Dec 14-11:54 am10:55 pm5:00 am(69.8°)250,30068.6%
* All times are local time for Raleigh. 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 Raleigh This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 8, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 8:34 amThu 5:59 pmThu 1:16 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 8:08 amThu 5:45 pmThu 12:56 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 4:45 pmThu 7:25 amThu 12:05 amPerfect visibility
JupiterThu 1:05 pmFri 1:00 amThu 7:02 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 11:22 amThu 9:51 pmThu 4:36 pmAverage visibility
UranusThu 3:06 pmFri 4:46 amThu 9:56 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 12:48 pmFri 12:28 amThu 6:38 pmDifficult to see
* All times are local time for Raleigh.

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