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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Southern California, California, USA

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12 hours, 33 minutes

Sun, Feb 28 at 5:42 pm - Mon, Mar 1 at 6:15 am

Visible night of Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2021

Mercury: From Mon 4:59 am
Venus: From Mon 6:06 am
Mars: Until Sun 11:58 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 5:10 am
Saturn: From Mon 4:44 am
Uranus: Until Sun 10:13 pm
Neptune: Until Sun 6:25 pm
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Beta The Interactive Night Sky Map simulates the sky above Southern California on a date of your choice. Use it to locate a planet, the Moon, or the Sun and track their movements across the sky. The map also shows the phases of the Moon, and all solar and lunar eclipses. Need some help?

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Tonight's Sky in Southern California, Feb 28 – Mar 1, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Southern California

View just before sunrise.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Mon, Mar 1 ↑4:59 am

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Southern California

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Venus is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Mon, Mar 1 ↑6:06 am

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Southern California

View after sunset.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Sun, Feb 28 ↓11:58 pm

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Southern California

View just before sunrise.

Jupiter is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Mon, Mar 1 ↑5:10 am

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Southern California

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Mon, Mar 1 ↑4:44 am

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Southern California

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Sun, Feb 28 ↓10:13 pm

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Southern California

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 10 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Feb 28 ↓6:25 pm

Feb 28, 2021
Mar 1, 2021

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Planets Visible in Southern California

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Mar 1, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 4:59 amMon 3:32 pmMon 10:16 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 6:06 amMon 5:11 pmMon 11:38 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 9:48 amSun 11:58 pmSun 4:53 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 5:10 amMon 3:41 pmMon 10:25 amAverage visibility
SaturnMon 4:44 amMon 3:01 pmMon 9:52 amAverage visibility
UranusSun 8:52 amSun 10:13 pmSun 3:32 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneSun 6:49 amSun 6:25 pmSun 12:37 pmExtremely difficult to see