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Moon: 70.4%

Waxing Gibbous

Current Time: Sep 18, 2018 at 11:46:58 pm


Sunrise Today: 6:52 am 87° East
Sunset Today: 7:11 pm 273° West


Moonrise Today: 3:38 pm 117° Southeast
Moonset Today: 12:45 am 243° Southwest


Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 19 minutes (-2m 30s)

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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

11:46 pm

Altitude

-46.0°

Heading

332° NW

Position

Night

Day length

12h 19m 18s

Change since

Yesterday: -2m 30s

Winter: +2h 52m

Summer: -2h 34m

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 – 5:22 am
Astro. Twilight5:22 am – 5:54 am
Nautical Twilight5:54 am – 6:25 am
Civil Twilight6:25 am – 6:52 am
Daylight6:52 am – 7:11 pm
Civil Twilight7:11 pm – 7:38 pm
Nautical Twilight7:38 pm – 8:09 pm
Astro. Twilight8:09 pm – 8:41 pm
Night8:41 pm – 11:59 pm

Sun in Washington DC - Next 7 Days

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2018Sunrise/SunsetDaylengthSolar Noon
SepSunriseSunsetLengthDifferenceTimeMil. mi
Sep 186:52 am7:11 pm12:19:18−2:301:02 pm (52.8°)93.398
Sep 196:53 am7:09 pm12:16:48−2:301:01 pm (52.4°)93.372
Sep 206:54 am7:08 pm12:14:17−2:301:01 pm (52.0°)93.346
Sep 216:54 am7:06 pm12:11:47−2:301:01 pm (51.6°)93.320
Sep 226:55 am7:05 pm12:09:16−2:301:00 pm (51.3°)93.294
Sep 236:56 am7:03 pm12:06:46−2:301:00 pm (50.9°)93.268
Sep 246:57 am7:01 pm12:04:15−2:301:00 pm (50.5°)93.241
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. They take into account refraction. Dates are based on the Gregorian calendar.

September Equinox (Autumnal Equinox) is on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:54 pm in Washington DC.
Why is the day and night not exactly 12 hours on Equinox?

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Equinoxes & Solstices 2018

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2018DateTime
March EquinoxMar 2012:15 pm
June SolsticeJun 216:07 am
September EquinoxSep 229:54 pm
December SolsticeDec 215:23 pm
* 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 2018 Moon Phases

11:46 pm

Altitude

15.6°

Heading

225° SW

Position

Waxing Gibbous

Percent illuminated

70.4%

Moon in Washington DC - Next 7 days

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2018Moonrise/MoonsetMeridian Passing
SepMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseTimeDistance (mi)Illumination
Sep 18-12:45 am3:38 pm8:36 pm(29.6°)251,21569.3%
Sep 19-1:34 am4:23 pm9:24 pm(30.7°)251,57877.8%
Sep 20-2:27 am5:03 pm10:11 pm(32.7°)251,21485.4%
Sep 21-3:22 am5:39 pm10:57 pm(35.6°)250,23091.6%
Sep 22-4:19 am6:12 pm11:42 pm(39.1°)248,75996.2%
Sep 23-5:17 am6:43 pmMoon does not pass the meridian on this day.
Sep 24-6:16 am7:13 pm12:26 am(43.3°)246,94499.0%
* All times are local time for Washington DC. Time is adjusted for DST when applicable. 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, Sep 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 6:45 amWed 7:13 pmWed 1:00 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusWed 10:23 amWed 8:20 pmWed 3:22 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 4:59 pmWed 2:15 amTue 9:37 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 11:19 amWed 9:30 pmWed 4:24 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 2:44 pmWed 12:11 amTue 7:28 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 8:31 pmThu 9:51 amThu 3:11 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 6:41 pmWed 6:00 amWed 12:21 amSlightly difficult to see
* All times are local time for Washington DC.

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