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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Night Time

10 hours, 40 minutes

Sat, Apr 17 at 7:47 pm - Sun, Apr 18 at 6:27 am

Visible night of Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2021

Venus: Until Sat 8:13 pm
Mars: Until Sun 12:39 am
Jupiter: From Sun 3:58 am
Saturn: From Sun 3:18 am
Uranus: Until Sat 8:44 pm
Neptune: From Sun 5:04 am
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Tonight's Sky in Washington, Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Washington

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around 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.

Sat, Apr 17 ↓8:13 pm

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Washington

View after sunset.

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

Sun, Apr 18 ↓12:39 am

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Washington

View before sunrise.

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

Sun, Apr 18 ↑3:58 am

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Washington

View before sunrise.

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

Sun, Apr 18 ↑3:18 am

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Washington

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, Apr 17 ↓8:44 pm

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Washington

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

Neptune is just 36 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, Apr 18 ↑5:04 am

Apr 17, 2021
Apr 18, 2021

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Planets Visible in Washington

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Apr 18, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 6:29 amSun 7:45 pmSun 1:06 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusSat 6:48 amSat 8:13 pmSat 1:30 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 9:37 amSun 12:39 amSat 5:08 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSun 3:58 amSun 2:34 pmSun 9:16 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 3:18 amSun 1:24 pmSun 8:21 amAverage visibility
UranusSat 7:04 amSat 8:44 pmSat 1:54 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 5:04 amSun 4:41 pmSun 10:52 amExtremely difficult to see