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

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10 hours, 30 minutes

Sat, Aug 13 at 7:37 pm – Sun, Aug 14 at 6:07 am

Visible night of Aug 13 – Aug 14, 2022

Mercury: Until Sat 8:41 pm
Venus: From Sun 4:37 am
Mars: From Sat 11:59 pm
Jupiter: From Sat 9:41 pm
Saturn: From Sat 7:37 pm
Uranus: From Sat 11:30 pm
Neptune: From Sat 9:05 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Southern California, Aug 13 – Aug 14, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Southern California

View just after sunset.

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

Sat, Aug 13 ↓8:41 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Southern California

View just before sunrise.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, Aug 14 ↑4:37 am

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Southern California

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Aug 13 ↑11:59 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Southern California

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Sat, Aug 13 ↑9:41 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Southern California

Up almost all night.

Saturn is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Sat, Aug 13 ↑7:37 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Southern California

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Aug 13 ↑11:30 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Southern California

Most of the night until sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, Aug 13 ↑9:05 pm

Aug 13, 2022
Aug 14, 2022

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Planets Visible in Southern California

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Aug 14, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 8:02 amSat 8:41 pmSat 2:22 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 4:37 amSun 6:39 pmSun 11:38 amFairly good visibility
MarsSat 11:59 pmSun 1:48 pmSun 6:53 amAverage visibility
JupiterSat 9:41 pmSun 9:55 amSun 3:48 amPerfect visibility
SaturnSat 7:37 pmSun 6:13 amSun 12:55 amPerfect visibility
UranusSat 11:30 pmSun 1:12 pmSun 6:21 amAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 9:05 pmSun 8:52 amSun 2:59 amDifficult to see