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St. Paul, MN, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 65.9%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 16, 2018 at 8:50:54 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:44 am 123° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:31 pm 237° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 1:17 pm 91° East
Moonset Today: 12:38 am 265° West


Daylight Hours: 8 hours, 47 minutes (-27s)

Location of St. PaulLocation

Today's Sun Position in St. Paul

Time:8:50 pm
Altitude:-44.6°
Direction:282° W
Phase:Night

Day length today: 8h 47m 6s (Dec 16, 2018)

27 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 15, 2018)

1 minute, 4 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2017)

6 hours, 49 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in St. Paul Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:58 am
Astro. Twilight5:58 am – 6:33 am
Nautical Twilight6:33 am – 7:10 am
Civil Twilight7:10 am – 7:44 am
Daylight7:44 am – 4:31 pm
Civil Twilight4:31 pm – 5:05 pm
Nautical Twilight5:05 pm – 5:42 pm
Astro. Twilight5:42 pm – 6:18 pm
Night6:18 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in St. Paul - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 167:44 am4:31 pm8:47:06−0:2712:08 pm (21.7°)91.478
Dec 177:45 am4:32 pm8:46:43−0:2212:08 pm (21.7°)91.469
Dec 187:46 am4:32 pm8:46:26−0:1712:09 pm (21.6°)91.461
Dec 197:46 am4:32 pm8:46:13−0:1212:09 pm (21.6°)91.453
Dec 207:47 am4:33 pm8:46:05−0:0812:10 pm (21.6°)91.446
Dec 217:47 am4:33 pm8:46:01−0:0312:10 pm (21.6°)91.439
Dec 227:48 am4:34 pm8:46:03+0:0112:11 pm (21.6°)91.433
* All times are local time for St. Paul. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 4:22 pm in St. Paul. In terms of daylight, this day is 6 hours, 51 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 St. Paul

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in St. Paul - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 16-12:38 am1:17 pm7:24 pm(44.7°)244,08065.3%
Dec 17-1:41 am1:43 pm8:09 pm(49.6°)240,52774.9%
Dec 18-2:47 am2:10 pm8:57 pm(54.3°)236,70083.7%
Dec 19-3:55 am2:40 pm9:48 pm(58.7°)232,90891.1%
Dec 20-5:06 am3:16 pm10:42 pm(62.4°)229,49096.6%
Dec 21-6:18 am4:00 pm11:41 pm(65.0°)226,77099.6%
Dec 22-7:29 am4:52 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
* All times are local time for St. Paul. 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 St. Paul This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Dec 16, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 5:57 amMon 3:22 pmMon 10:39 amAverage visibility
VenusMon 3:49 amMon 2:17 pmMon 9:03 amGreat visibility
MarsSun 12:10 pmSun 11:39 pmSun 5:54 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 6:23 amMon 3:28 pmMon 10:55 amAverage visibility
SaturnMon 8:44 amMon 5:34 pmMon 1:09 pmDifficult to see
UranusSun 1:32 pmMon 3:02 amSun 8:17 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSun 11:59 amSun 11:05 pmSun 5:32 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for St. Paul.

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