Which Planets Can You See Tonight? (2024)

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Which Planets Can You See Tonight? (1)

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8 hours, 34 minutes

Fri, May 3 at 8:50 pm – Sat, May 4 at 5:24 am

Visible tonight, May 3 – May 4, 2024

Mercury: From Sat 5:03 am
Venus: From Sat 5:19 am
Mars: From Sat 4:29 am
Jupiter: Until Fri 9:49 pm
Saturn: From Sat 4:10 am
Uranus: Until Fri 9:39 pm
Neptune: From Sat 4:24 am

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Tonight's Sky in Wetheral, May 3 – May 4, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Which Planets Can You See Tonight? (5)

Mercury rise and set in Wetheral

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sat, May 4 ↑5:03 am

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Wetheral

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Venus is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, May 4 ↑5:19 am

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

Venus

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Mars rise and set in Wetheral

Try before sunrise.

Mars rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sat, May 4 ↑4:29 am

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Wetheral

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Jupiter is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, May 3 ↓9:49 pm

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Wetheral

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view.

Sat, May 4 ↑4:10 am

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

Saturn

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Uranus rise and set in Wetheral

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, May 3 ↓9:39 pm

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

Uranus

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Neptune rise and set in Wetheral

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, May 4 ↑4:24 am

May 3, 2024

May 4, 2024

Neptune

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Planets Visible in Wetheral

Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, May 3, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:03 amSat 6:06 pmSat 11:34 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusSat 5:19 amSat 7:55 pmSat 12:36 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 4:29 amSat 4:36 pmSat 10:32 amDifficult to see
JupiterFri 5:58 amFri 9:49 pmFri 1:53 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSat 4:10 amSat 2:59 pmSat 9:35 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 5:49 amFri 9:39 pmFri 1:44 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSat 4:24 amSat 4:13 pmSat 10:18 amVery difficult to see

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