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Seattle, WA, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 79.9%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 18, 2018 at 7:59:35 am


Sunrise Today: 7:53 am 125° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:19 pm 235° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 2:05 pm 77° East
Moonset Today: 2:52 am 280° West


Daylight Hours: 8 hours, 25 minutes (-19s)

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Today's Sun Position in Seattle

Time:7:59 am
Altitude:0.5°
Direction:126° SE
Phase:Daylight

Day length today: 8h 25m 53s (Dec 18, 2018)

19 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 17, 2018)

25 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2017)

7 hours, 33 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Seattle Today

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Night12:00 am – 6:00 am
Astro. Twilight6:00 am – 6:37 am
Nautical Twilight6:37 am – 7:17 am
Civil Twilight7:17 am – 7:53 am
Daylight7:53 am – 4:19 pm
Civil Twilight4:19 pm – 4:55 pm
Nautical Twilight4:55 pm – 5:34 pm
Astro. Twilight5:34 pm – 6:12 pm
Night6:12 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Seattle - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 187:53 am4:19 pm8:25:53−0:1912:06 pm (19.0°)91.460
Dec 197:53 am4:19 pm8:25:39−0:1412:06 pm (19.0°)91.453
Dec 207:54 am4:19 pm8:25:30−0:0812:07 pm (19.0°)91.445
Dec 217:54 am4:20 pm8:25:27−0:0312:07 pm (19.0°)91.439
Dec 227:55 am4:20 pm8:25:29+0:0212:08 pm (19.0°)91.433
Dec 237:55 am4:21 pm8:25:37+0:0712:08 pm (19.0°)91.427
Dec 247:56 am4:22 pm8:25:50+0:1312:09 pm (19.0°)91.423
* All times are local time for Seattle. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm in Seattle. In terms of daylight, this day is 7 hours, 34 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 Seattle

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Seattle - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 18-2:52 am2:05 pm8:58 pm(52.0°)236,38784.3%
Dec 19-4:02 am2:34 pm9:49 pm(56.4°)232,61391.7%
Dec 20-5:15 am3:09 pm10:44 pm(60.0°)229,23997.0%
Dec 21-6:29 am3:51 pm11:43 pm(62.5°)226,58999.7%
Dec 22-7:41 am4:44 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Dec 23-8:46 am5:47 pm12:45 am(63.5°)224,91699.4%
Dec 24-9:42 am6:59 pm1:47 am(62.8°)224,35396.0%
* All times are local time for Seattle. 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 Seattle This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Dec 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:04 amTue 3:10 pmTue 10:37 amAverage visibility
VenusTue 3:51 amTue 2:07 pmTue 8:59 amGreat visibility
MarsTue 12:02 pmTue 11:33 pmTue 5:47 pmAverage visibility
JupiterTue 6:26 amTue 3:12 pmTue 10:49 amAverage visibility
SaturnTue 8:47 amTue 5:17 pmTue 1:02 pmVery difficult to see
UranusTue 1:16 pmWed 2:55 amTue 8:06 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 11:50 amTue 10:51 pmTue 5:21 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Seattle.

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