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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Fairfield, Iowa, USA

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Thu, Dec 12 at 4:39 pm - Fri, Dec 13 at 7:24 am

14 hours, 44 minutes

Visible tonight, Dec 12 – Dec 13, 2019

Mercury: From Fri 6:10 am

Venus: Until Thu 6:49 pm

Mars: From Fri 4:30 am

Jupiter: Until Thu 5:27 pm

Saturn: Until Thu 6:46 pm

Uranus: Until Fri 3:30 am

Neptune: Until Thu 11:31 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Fairfield, Dec 12 – Dec 13, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Fairfield

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

Mercury is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, Dec 13 ↑6:10 am

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Fairfield

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Dec 12 ↓6:49 pm

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Fairfield

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Dec 13 ↑4:30 am

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Fairfield

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Thu, Dec 12 ↓5:27 pm

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Fairfield

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Dec 12 ↓6:46 pm

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Fairfield

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 10 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Dec 13 ↓3:30 am

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Fairfield

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Dec 12 ↓11:31 pm

Dec 12, 2019
Dec 13, 2019

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Planets Visible in Fairfield

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 12, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:10 amFri 3:44 pmFri 10:57 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 9:39 amThu 6:49 pmThu 2:14 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 4:30 amFri 2:39 pmFri 9:34 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 8:17 amThu 5:27 pmThu 12:52 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnThu 9:25 amThu 6:46 pmThu 2:06 pmAverage visibility
UranusThu 2:00 pmFri 3:30 amThu 8:45 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 12:12 pmThu 11:31 pmThu 5:52 pmVery difficult to see