• Early AM

    Sep 17

    Lo 51°

    Partly cloudy

    Stargazing Weather
    • Cloud
      Cover
      41%
    • Precip
      5%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Today

    Sep 17

    73°Lo 56°

    Partly sunny and nice

    Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      43%
    • Precip
      5%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Thu

    Sep 18

    72°Lo 59°

    Times of clouds and sun

    Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      39%
    • Precip
      40%
    • Hours of Precip
      0.5
  • Fri

    Sep 19

    80°Lo 70°

    Times of clouds and sun

    Poor for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      66%
    • Precip
      21%
    • Hours of Precip
      0
    more
  • Sat

    Sep 20

    80°Lo 58°

    Showers and a heavier t-storm

    Very Good for stargazing
    • Cloud
      Cover
      16%
    • Precip
      60%
    • Hours of Precip
      5.5
    more
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Hi 72° RealFeel® 70° Precipitation 4%

Day

N

E

S

W

  • SE 8 mph
  • Gusts: 14 mph

Times of clouds and sun

  • Max UV Index: 4 (Moderate)
  • Thunderstorms: 2%
  • Precipitation: 0 in
  • Rain: 0 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0 hrs
Lo 59° RealFeel® 54° Precipitation 40%

Night

N

E

S

W

  • SSE 7 mph
  • Gusts: 11 mph

Partly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm in spots late

  • Max UV Index: N/A
  • Thunderstorms: 40%
  • Precipitation: 0.04 in
  • Rain: 0.04 in
  • Snow: 0 in
  • Ice: 0 in
  • Hours of Precipitation: 0.5 hrs
  • Hours of Rain: 0.5 hrs

Temperature History - Sep 18

more Historical Weather Data >
  Today Normal Record 9/18/2013
High 72° 75° 94° (1895) 92°
Low 59° 54° 36° (1916) 67°

Solunar Information for Des Moines, IA

Sunrise/Sunset

Sunrise / Sunset Illustration

Rises at 6:57 AM with 12:22 of sunlight, then sets at 7:19 PM

Moonrise/Moonset

Astronomy >
Moonrise / Moonset Illustration

Rises at 1:47 AM with 14:25 of moolight, then sets at 4:12 PM

Wed, Sep 24
New
Wed, Oct 1
First
Wed, Oct 8
Full
Wed, Oct 15
Last

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Studies Moon

Sep 14, 2014; 5:00 AM ET We now know the topographical structure of the moon better than our own planet thanks to LRO.

Thu. Stargazing