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Wed, Sep 19 at 7:06 pm - Thu, Sep 20 at 6:47 am

11 hours, 41 minutes

Visible night of Sep 19 – Sep 20, 2018

Mercury: ↓ Wed 7:10 pm ↑ Thu 6:42 am

Venus: Until Wed 7:58 pm

Mars: Until Thu 1:45 am

Jupiter: Until Wed 9:10 pm

Saturn: Until Wed 11:41 pm

Uranus: From Wed 8:15 pm

Neptune: Until Thu 5:46 am

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Tonight's Sky in Ottawa, Sep 19 – Sep 20, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Ottawa

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.

Wed, Sep 19 ↓7:10 pm
Thu, Sep 20 ↑6:42 am

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Ottawa

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Wed, Sep 19 ↓7:58 pm

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Ottawa

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 6 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Sep 20 ↓1:45 am

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Ottawa

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Sep 19 ↓9:10 pm

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Ottawa

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 4 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Wed, Sep 19 ↓11:41 pm

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Ottawa

Most of the night until sunrise.

Uranus is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.

Wed, Sep 19 ↑8:15 pm

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Ottawa

Up most of the night.

Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Thu, Sep 20 ↓5:46 am

Sep 19, 2018
Sep 20, 2018

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Planets Visible in Ottawa

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Sep 20, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 6:36 amWed 7:10 pmWed 12:54 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 10:34 amWed 7:58 pmWed 3:16 pmAverage visiblity
MarsWed 5:14 pmThu 1:45 amWed 9:29 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 11:28 amWed 9:10 pmWed 4:19 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 2:56 pmWed 11:41 pmWed 7:19 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 8:15 pmThu 9:55 amThu 3:05 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 6:38 pmThu 5:46 amThu 12:12 amSlightly difficult to see