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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area, Arizona, USA

Night Time

13 hours, 52 minutes

Fri, Dec 1 at 5:31 pm – Sat, Dec 2 at 7:23 am

Visible tonight, Dec 1 – Dec 2, 2023

Mercury: Until Fri 6:47 pm
Venus: From Sat 3:57 am
Mars: From Sat 7:04 am
Jupiter: Until Sat 4:49 am
Saturn: Until Fri 11:39 pm
Uranus: Until Sat 5:55 am
Neptune: Until Sat 1:31 am
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Third Quarter Moon 50.137% Illuminated on Dec 5

First and Third Quarter Moons are often referred to as Half Moons—but they’re always a fraction more than 50% lit up.

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Tonight's Sky in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area, Dec 1 – Dec 2, 2023 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

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.

Fri, Dec 1 ↓6:47 pm

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Venus rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

View before sunrise.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, Dec 2 ↑3:57 am

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Mars rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, Dec 2 ↑7:04 am

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Jupiter rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

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.

Sat, Dec 2 ↓4:49 am

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Saturn rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

View after sunset.

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

Fri, Dec 1 ↓11:39 pm

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Uranus rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

Up most of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Dec 2 ↓5:55 am

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Neptune rise and set in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 8 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, Dec 2 ↓1:31 am

Dec 1, 2023
Dec 2, 2023

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Planets Visible in Mittry Lake Wildlife Area

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Dec 1, 2023
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 9:06 amFri 6:47 pmFri 1:57 pmAverage visibility
VenusSat 3:57 amSat 3:18 pmSat 9:38 amGood visibility
MarsSat 7:04 amSat 5:12 pmSat 12:08 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterFri 3:40 pmSat 4:49 amFri 10:14 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 12:41 pmFri 11:39 pmFri 6:10 pmAverage visibility
UranusFri 4:17 pmSat 5:55 amFri 11:06 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneFri 1:44 pmSat 1:31 amFri 7:38 pmDifficult to see