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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, Canada

Night Time

6 hours, 14 minutes

Wed, May 22 at 10:17 pm – Thu, May 23 at 4:31 am

Visible tonight, May 22 – May 23, 2024

Mercury: From Thu 4:22 am
Venus: Slightly difficult to see
Mars: From Thu 3:43 am
Jupiter: Extremely difficult to see
Saturn: From Thu 3:20 am
Uranus: From Thu 4:19 am
Neptune: From Thu 3:26 am
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Mars Watch

Mars is getting higher and higher in the pre-dawn sky—although it is still not visible for observers at northerly latitudes. The Red Planet will become much brighter later this year, as it heads toward opposition on January 16, 2025.

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Tonight's Sky in Fort Smith, May 22 – May 23, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Fort Smith

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Thu, May 23 ↑4:22 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Fort Smith

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.

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Fort Smith

Try before sunrise.

Mars rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Thu, May 23 ↑3:43 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Fort Smith

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Jupiter is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Fort Smith

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view.

Thu, May 23 ↑3:20 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Fort Smith

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, May 23 ↑4:19 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Fort Smith

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, May 23 ↑3:26 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Planets Visible in Fort Smith

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 22, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 4:22 amThu 7:38 pmThu 11:58 amDifficult to see
VenusThu 4:33 amThu 9:51 pmThu 1:11 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 3:43 amThu 5:12 pmThu 10:27 amVery difficult to see
JupiterThu 4:35 amThu 9:44 pmThu 1:09 pmExtremely difficult to see
SaturnThu 3:20 amThu 2:00 pmThu 8:40 amSlightly difficult to see
UranusThu 4:19 amThu 9:11 pmThu 12:45 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 3:26 amThu 3:15 pmThu 9:20 amVery difficult to see