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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Columbus, Ohio, USA

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Wed, Jul 17 at 8:58 pm - Thu, Jul 18 at 6:18 am

9 hours, 20 minutes

Visible night of Jul 17 – Jul 18, 2019

Venus: From Thu 5:41 am

Mars: Until Wed 9:51 pm

Jupiter: Until Thu 3:29 am

Saturn: Until Thu 5:43 am

Uranus: From Thu 1:17 am

Neptune: From Wed 11:24 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Columbus, Jul 17 – Jul 18, 2019 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Columbus

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

Venus is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Jul 18 ↑5:41 am

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Columbus

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mars is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Wed, Jul 17 ↓9:51 pm

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Columbus

After sunset and most of the night.

Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.

Thu, Jul 18 ↓3:29 am

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Columbus

Up most of the night.

Saturn is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Thu, Jul 18 ↓5:43 am

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Columbus

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Jul 18 ↑1:17 am

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Columbus

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Jul 17 ↑11:24 pm

Jul 17, 2019
Jul 18, 2019

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Planets Visible in Columbus

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Jul 18, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:58 amThu 8:47 pmThu 1:52 pmNot visible
VenusThu 5:41 amThu 8:33 pmThu 1:07 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 7:32 amWed 9:51 pmWed 2:42 pmVery difficult to see
JupiterWed 6:03 pmThu 3:29 amWed 10:46 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 8:17 pmThu 5:43 amThu 1:00 amPerfect visibility
UranusThu 1:17 amThu 2:52 pmThu 8:04 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 11:24 pmThu 10:51 amThu 5:07 amDifficult to see