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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Night Time

13 hours, 22 minutes

Tue, Feb 27 at 6:25 pm – Wed, Feb 28 at 7:48 am

Visible tonight, Feb 27 – Feb 28, 2024

Venus: From Wed 7:13 am
Mars: From Wed 7:10 am
Jupiter: Until Wed 12:30 am
Uranus: Until Wed 1:24 am
Neptune: Until Tue 8:05 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Grande Prairie, Feb 27 – Feb 28, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Grande Prairie

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.

Wed, Feb 28 ↑7:13 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Grande Prairie

Try before sunrise.

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

Wed, Feb 28 ↑7:10 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Grande Prairie

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Feb 28 ↓12:30 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Grande Prairie

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.

Wed, Feb 28 ↓1:24 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Grande Prairie

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Tue, Feb 27 ↓8:05 pm

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Planets Visible in Grande Prairie

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Feb 27, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:03 amWed 6:22 pmWed 1:11 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusWed 7:13 amWed 3:54 pmWed 11:33 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 7:10 amWed 3:33 pmWed 11:21 amVery difficult to see
JupiterTue 9:32 amWed 12:30 amTue 5:01 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 8:02 amWed 6:18 pmWed 1:10 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusTue 9:44 amWed 1:24 amTue 5:34 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 8:27 amTue 8:05 pmTue 2:16 pmExtremely difficult to see