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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Cranford, New Jersey, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 42 minutes

Thu, Feb 29 at 5:48 pm – Fri, Mar 1 at 6:30 am

Visible tonight, Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2024

Mercury: Until Thu 5:50 pm
Venus: From Fri 5:32 am
Mars: From Fri 5:23 am
Jupiter: Until Thu 10:50 pm
Uranus: Until Thu 11:33 pm
Neptune: Until Thu 7:04 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Cranford, Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2024 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Cranford

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 2 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Feb 29 ↓5:50 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Cranford

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, Mar 1 ↑5:32 am

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Cranford

View just before sunrise.

Mars is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Fri, Mar 1 ↑5:23 am

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Cranford

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Feb 29 ↓10:50 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Cranford

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Feb 29 ↓11:33 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Cranford

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Thu, Feb 29 ↓7:04 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Planets Visible in Cranford

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Feb 29, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:43 amThu 5:50 pmThu 12:16 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 5:32 amFri 3:42 pmFri 10:37 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 5:23 amFri 3:21 pmFri 10:22 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterThu 9:04 amThu 10:50 pmThu 3:57 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 6:36 amFri 5:35 pmFri 12:05 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusThu 9:24 amThu 11:33 pmThu 4:29 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 7:17 amThu 7:04 pmThu 1:10 pmExtremely difficult to see