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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada (Frobisher Bay)

Night Time

5 hours, 7 minutes

Mon, May 20 at 9:56 pm – Tue, May 21 at 3:03 am

Visible tonight, May 20 – May 21, 2024

Mercury: Difficult to see
Venus: Slightly difficult to see
Mars: From Tue 2:49 am
Saturn: From Tue 2:42 am
Neptune: From Tue 2:42 am
Location of IqaluitLocation

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 Iqaluit, May 20 – May 21, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Iqaluit

Try at night.

Can only be seen shortly, if at all, it is very close to the horizon.

May 20, 2024
May 21, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Iqaluit

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 20, 2024
May 21, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Iqaluit

Try before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 21 ↑2:49 am

May 20, 2024
May 21, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Iqaluit

Try before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 21 ↑2:42 am

May 20, 2024
May 21, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Iqaluit

Try before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, May 21 ↑2:42 am

May 20, 2024
May 21, 2024

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Planets Visible in Iqaluit

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 20, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 3:18 amTue 6:47 pmTue 11:01 amDifficult to see
VenusTue 3:12 amTue 9:22 pmTue 12:15 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsTue 2:49 amTue 4:24 pmTue 9:36 amExtremely difficult to see
JupiterTue 3:16 amTue 9:29 pmTue 12:22 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
SaturnTue 2:42 amTue 1:07 pmTue 7:54 amExtremely difficult to see
UranusTue 3:04 amTue 8:55 pmTue 11:59 amNot visible
NeptuneTue 2:42 amTue 2:28 pmTue 8:35 amExtremely difficult to see