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Moon: 10.9%

Waning Crescent

Current Time: Dec 14, 2017 at 1:53:20 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:19 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:46 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 3:43 am 103° East
Moonset Today: 2:52 pm 255° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 27 minutes (-27s)

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Today's Sun Position in Washington DC

The Sun's altitude in Washington DC 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

1:53 pm

Altitude

22.7°

Heading

207° SW

Position

Daylight

Day length

9h 27m 51s

Change since

Yesterday: -27s

Winter: +1m 31s

Summer: -5h 25m

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Washington DC Today

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Day, night, and twilight times in Washington DC 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 – 5:43 am
Astro. Twilight5:43 am – 6:15 am
Nautical Twilight6:15 am – 6:49 am
Civil Twilight6:49 am – 7:19 am
Daylight7:19 am – 4:46 pm
Civil Twilight4:46 pm – 5:16 pm
Nautical Twilight5:16 pm – 5:50 pm
Astro. Twilight5:50 pm – 6:22 pm
Night6:22 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Washington DC - Next 7 Days

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2017Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 147:19 am4:46 pm9:27:51−0:2712:02 pm (27.9°)91.500
Dec 157:19 am4:47 pm9:27:27−0:2412:03 pm (27.8°)91.491
Dec 167:20 am4:47 pm9:27:06−0:2012:03 pm (27.8°)91.483
Dec 177:21 am4:47 pm9:26:49−0:1612:04 pm (27.8°)91.475
Dec 187:21 am4:48 pm9:26:36−0:1312:04 pm (27.7°)91.467
Dec 197:22 am4:48 pm9:26:27−0:0912:05 pm (27.7°)91.460
Dec 207:22 am4:49 pm9:26:22−0:0512:05 pm (27.7°)91.453
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:27 am in Washington DC. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 28 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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Equinoxes & Solstices 2017

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2017DateTime
March EquinoxMar 206:29 am
June SolsticeJun 2112:24 am
September EquinoxSep 224:02 pm
December SolsticeDec 2111:28 am
* All times are local Washington DC time.

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Today's Moon in Washington DC

The Moon's path in Washington DC 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

1:53 pm

Altitude

9.9°

Heading

246° W

Position

Waning Crescent

Percent illuminated

10.9%

Moon in Washington DC - Next 7 days

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2017Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 143:43 am2:52 pm-9:20 am(39.7°)248,70012.1%
Dec 154:40 am3:26 pm-10:05 am(36.3°)250,3336.4%
Dec 165:37 am4:02 pm-10:51 am(33.5°)251,5202.5%
Dec 176:31 am4:42 pm-11:38 am(31.6°)252,2820.4%
Dec 187:24 am5:27 pm-12:26 pm(30.5°)252,6290.3%
Dec 198:13 am6:15 pm-1:14 pm(30.3°)252,5502.0%
Dec 208:58 am7:06 pm-2:01 pm(31.2°)252,0135.6%
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar. Illumination is calculated at lunar noon.

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Planets Visible in the Sky in Washington DC This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 14, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:57 amThu 4:37 pmThu 11:46 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 6:51 amThu 4:21 pmThu 11:36 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 3:15 amThu 2:04 pmThu 8:40 amAverage visiblity
JupiterThu 4:08 amThu 2:33 pmThu 9:20 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 7:46 amThu 5:15 pmThu 12:31 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusThu 1:33 pmFri 2:36 amThu 8:05 pmAverage visiblity
NeptuneThu 11:50 amThu 11:02 pmThu 5:26 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Washington DC.

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