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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Mackinac Island, Michigan, USA

Night Time

8 hours, 16 minutes

Thu, Jun 20 at 9:32 pm – Fri, Jun 21 at 5:48 am

Visible night of Jun 20 – Jun 21, 2024

Mercury: Until Thu 10:12 pm
Venus: Until Thu 9:52 pm
Mars: From Fri 3:05 am
Jupiter: From Fri 4:20 am
Saturn: From Fri 1:24 am
Uranus: From Fri 3:44 am
Neptune: From Fri 1:42 am
Location of Mackinac IslandLocation

Recurrent Nova Due to Erupt

Sometime in the next few months, T Coronae Borealis—also known as T CrB or the Blaze Star—is expected to appear briefly in the constellation Corona Borealis as a ‘new’ star. Show Corona Borealis in the Night Sky Map below, or read more about the Blaze Star.

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Tonight's Sky in Mackinac Island, Jun 20 – Jun 21, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Mackinac Island

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Mercury is just 7 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Jun 20 ↓10:12 pm

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Mackinac Island

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Venus is just 4 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, Jun 20 ↓9:52 pm

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Mackinac Island

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Jun 21 ↑3:05 am

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Mackinac Island

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.

Fri, Jun 21 ↑4:20 am

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Mackinac Island

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 4 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Fri, Jun 21 ↑1:24 am

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Mackinac Island

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Fri, Jun 21 ↑3:44 am

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Mackinac Island

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Jun 21 ↑1:42 am

Jun 20, 2024
Jun 21, 2024

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Planets Visible in Mackinac Island

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jun 21, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:12 amThu 10:12 pmThu 2:12 pmDifficult to see
VenusThu 6:06 amThu 9:52 pmThu 1:59 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 3:05 amFri 5:06 pmFri 10:05 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 4:20 amFri 7:29 pmFri 11:54 amAverage visibility
SaturnFri 1:24 amFri 12:39 pmFri 7:01 amGreat visibility
UranusFri 3:44 amFri 6:34 pmFri 11:09 amDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 1:42 amFri 1:36 pmFri 7:39 amVery difficult to see