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Rapid City, SD, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 52.1%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 15, 2018 at 9:39:03 am


Sunrise Today: 7:20 am 122° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:15 pm 238° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 12:33 pm 97° East


Daylight Hours: 8 hours, 54 minutes (-30s)

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Today's Sun Position in Rapid City

Time:9:39 am
Altitude:16.5°
Direction:149° SE
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 8h 54m 10s (Dec 15, 2018)

30 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 14, 2018)

1 minute, 27 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2017)

6 hours, 35 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Rapid City Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:36 am
Astro. Twilight5:36 am – 6:11 am
Nautical Twilight6:11 am – 6:47 am
Civil Twilight6:47 am – 7:20 am
Daylight7:20 am – 4:15 pm
Civil Twilight4:15 pm – 4:48 pm
Nautical Twilight4:48 pm – 5:24 pm
Astro. Twilight5:24 pm – 5:59 pm
Night5:59 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Rapid City - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 157:20 am4:15 pm8:54:10−0:3011:48 am (22.7°)91.487
Dec 167:21 am4:15 pm8:53:44−0:2611:48 am (22.6°)91.478
Dec 177:22 am4:15 pm8:53:22−0:2111:49 am (22.6°)91.469
Dec 187:23 am4:16 pm8:53:05−0:1611:49 am (22.6°)91.461
Dec 197:23 am4:16 pm8:52:53−0:1211:50 am (22.5°)91.453
Dec 207:24 am4:16 pm8:52:45−0:0711:50 am (22.5°)91.446
Dec 217:24 am4:17 pm8:52:42−0:0211:51 am (22.5°)91.439
* All times are local time for Rapid City. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 3:22 pm in Rapid City. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 37 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 Rapid City

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Rapid City - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 1512:33 pm--6:22 pm(41.1°)247,03555.6%
Dec 16-12:20 am12:58 pm7:06 pm(45.8°)243,98765.6%
Dec 17-1:23 am1:24 pm7:51 pm(50.6°)240,42275.1%
Dec 18-2:28 am1:52 pm8:38 pm(55.4°)236,59283.9%
Dec 19-3:36 am2:23 pm9:29 pm(59.7°)232,80691.3%
Dec 20-4:46 am3:00 pm10:24 pm(63.4°)229,40396.7%
Dec 21-5:58 am3:44 pm11:23 pm(66.0°)226,70799.6%
* All times are local time for Rapid City. 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 Rapid City This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Dec 15, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:31 amSat 3:06 pmSat 10:19 amAverage visibility
VenusSat 3:28 amSat 2:01 pmSat 8:45 amGreat visibility
MarsSat 11:52 amSat 11:20 pmSat 5:36 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 6:06 amSat 3:17 pmSat 10:42 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSat 8:28 amSat 5:24 pmSat 12:56 pmDifficult to see
UranusSat 1:18 pmSun 2:45 amSat 8:01 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 11:42 amSat 10:50 pmSat 5:16 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Rapid City.

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