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

Moon: 83.4%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Dec 18, 2018 at 9:06:16 pm


Sunrise Today: 7:21 am 120° Southeast
Sunset Today: 4:48 pm 240° Southwest


Moonrise Today: 2:10 pm 79° East
Moonset Today: 2:34 am 278° West


Daylight Hours: 9 hours, 26 minutes (-13s)

Location of Washington DCLocation

Today's Sun Position in Washington DC

Time:9:06 pm
Altitude:-49.2°
Direction:279° W
Phase:Night

Day length today: 9h 26m 39s (Dec 18, 2018)

13 seconds shorter than yesterday (Dec 17, 2018)

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

5 hours, 27 minutes shorter than summer solstice (Jun 21, 2018)

Night, Twilight, and Daylight Times in Washington DC Today

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Night12:00 am – 5:45 am
Astro. Twilight5:45 am – 6:18 am
Nautical Twilight6:18 am – 6:51 am
Civil Twilight6:51 am – 7:21 am
Daylight7:21 am – 4:48 pm
Civil Twilight4:48 pm – 5:18 pm
Nautical Twilight5:18 pm – 5:51 pm
Astro. Twilight5:51 pm – 6:24 pm
Night6:24 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Washington DC - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
DecSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Dec 187:21 am4:48 pm9:26:39−0:1312:04 pm (27.7°)91.461
Dec 197:22 am4:48 pm9:26:29−0:1012:05 pm (27.7°)91.454
Dec 207:22 am4:48 pm9:26:22−0:0612:05 pm (27.7°)91.446
Dec 217:23 am4:49 pm9:26:19−0:0212:06 pm (27.7°)91.440
Dec 227:23 am4:49 pm9:26:21+0:0112:06 pm (27.7°)91.434
Dec 237:24 am4:50 pm9:26:25+0:0412:07 pm (27.7°)91.428
Dec 247:24 am4:51 pm9:26:34+0:0812:07 pm (27.7°)91.423
* All times are local time for Washington DC. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

December Solstice (Winter Solstice) is on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm 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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Today's Moon in Washington DC

Year 2018 Moon Phases

Moon in Washington DC - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
DecMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Dec 18-2:34 am2:10 pm8:50 pm(60.3°)236,87383.3%
Dec 19-3:39 am2:45 pm9:41 pm(64.7°)233,07390.8%
Dec 20-4:45 am3:24 pm10:35 pm(68.4°)229,63096.4%
Dec 21-5:54 am4:10 pm11:34 pm(71.1°)226,87399.5%
Dec 22-7:03 am5:04 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Dec 23-8:08 am6:07 pm12:36 am(72.3°)225,06799.6%
Dec 24-9:07 am7:15 pm1:38 am(71.9°)224,36296.6%
* 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, Tue, Dec 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:40 amWed 3:32 pmWed 10:37 amAverage visibility
VenusWed 3:36 amWed 2:19 pmWed 8:57 amGreat visibility
MarsTue 11:57 amTue 11:36 pmTue 5:46 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 5:55 amWed 3:35 pmWed 10:45 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 8:13 amWed 5:42 pmWed 12:58 pmDifficult to see
UranusTue 1:29 pmWed 2:41 amTue 8:05 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 11:41 amTue 10:58 pmTue 5:20 pmVery difficult to see
* All times are local time for Washington DC.

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