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Washington DC, USA — Sunrise, Sunset, and Moon Times for Today

Moon: 99.1%
Waning Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 12, 2019 at 9:36:22 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:17 am 119° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:46 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 5:22 pm 61° Northeast
Moonset Today: 7:33 am 299° Northwest


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 29 minutes (-36s)

Location of Washington DCLocation

Today's Sun Position in Washington DC

Time:9:36 pm
Altitude:-55.3°
Direction:286° W
Phase:Night

Day length today: 9h 29m 7s (Dec 12, 2019)

36 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 11, 2019)

2 minutes, 47 seconds longer than winter solstice (Dec 21, 2018)

5 hours, 24 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2019)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Washington DC Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:41 am
Astro. Twilight5:41 am – 6:13 am
Nautical Twilight6:13 am – 6:47 am
Civil Twilight6:47 am – 7:17 am
Daylight7:17 am – 4:46 pm
Civil Twilight4:46 pm – 5:16 pm
Nautical Twilight5:16 pm – 5:49 pm
Astro. Twilight5:49 pm – 6:21 pm
Night6:21 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Washington DC - Next 7 Days

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2019Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 127:17 am4:46 pm9:29:07−0:3612:01 pm (28.0°)91.515
Dec 137:17 am4:46 pm9:28:33−0:3312:02 pm (28.0°)91.505
Dec 147:18 am4:46 pm9:28:04−0:2912:02 pm (27.9°)91.496
Dec 157:19 am4:46 pm9:27:38−0:2612:03 pm (27.9°)91.487
Dec 167:20 am4:47 pm9:27:15−0:2212:03 pm (27.8°)91.479
Dec 177:20 am4:47 pm9:26:57−0:1812:04 pm (27.8°)91.471
Dec 187:21 am4:48 pm9:26:42−0:1412:04 pm (27.7°)91.463
* All times are local time for Washington DC. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

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Today's Moon in Washington DC

Year 2019 Moon Phases

Moon in Washington DC - Next 7 days

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2019Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 12-7:33 am5:22 pm12:01 am(72.2°)237,918100.0%
Dec 13-8:35 am6:17 pm12:57 am(73.8°)235,56298.8%
Dec 14-9:32 am7:19 pm1:55 am(73.9°)233,59895.0%
Dec 15-10:22 am8:26 pm2:53 am(72.5°)232,08688.7%
Dec 16-11:06 am9:36 pm3:50 am(69.7°)231,02780.3%
Dec 17-11:44 am10:46 pm4:45 am(65.6°)230,38170.1%
Dec 18-12:18 pm11:56 pm5:37 am(60.6°)230,09658.8%
* All times are local time for Washington DC. 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 Washington DC This Coming Night

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 12, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:04 amFri 3:50 pmFri 10:58 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 9:33 amFri 6:57 pmFri 2:15 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 4:26 amFri 2:43 pmFri 9:35 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 8:08 amFri 5:31 pmFri 12:50 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnFri 9:16 amFri 6:49 pmFri 2:03 pmAverage visibility
UranusThu 2:04 pmFri 3:27 amThu 8:46 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 12:11 pmThu 11:33 pmThu 5:52 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Washington DC.

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