12 hours, 29 minutes
Tue, Oct 3 at 6:25 pm – Wed, Oct 4 at 6:54 am
Visible night of Oct 3 – Oct 4, 2023
|Mercury:||From Wed 5:45 am|
|Venus:||From Wed 2:57 am|
|Mars:||Until Tue 6:52 pm|
|Jupiter:||From Tue 7:34 pm|
|Saturn:||Until Wed 3:18 am|
|Uranus:||From Tue 7:49 pm|
|Neptune:||Until Wed 5:36 am|
Great American Eclipse 2023
On October 14, an annular solar eclipse will sweep across North and South America.
Tonight's Sky in Trail, Oct 3 – Oct 4, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Trail
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.
Mercury is just 13 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Wed, Oct 4 ↑5:45 am
Venus rise and set in Trail
View before sunrise.
Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.
Wed, Oct 4 ↑2:57 am
Mars rise and set in Trail
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.
Mars is just 14 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Tue, Oct 3 ↓6:52 pm
Jupiter rise and set in Trail
Most of the night until sunrise.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.
Tue, Oct 3 ↑7:34 pm
Saturn rise and set in Trail
After sunset and most of the night.
Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Wed, Oct 4 ↓3:18 am
Uranus rise and set in Trail
View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can be seen for more than 11 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.
Tue, Oct 3 ↑7:49 pm
Neptune rise and set in Trail
Up most of the night. Use binoculars.
Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. Very faint, use binoculars.
Wed, Oct 4 ↓5:36 am
Planets Visible in Trail
|Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Oct 4, 2023|
|Mercury||Wed 5:45 am||Wed 6:11 pm||Wed 11:59 am||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Wed 2:57 am||Wed 4:41 pm||Wed 9:49 am||Great visibility|
|Mars||Tue 8:11 am||Tue 6:52 pm||Tue 1:32 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Tue 7:34 pm||Wed 10:01 am||Wed 2:47 am||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Tue 5:13 pm||Wed 3:18 am||Tue 10:16 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Uranus||Tue 7:49 pm||Wed 10:51 am||Wed 3:20 am||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Tue 5:57 pm||Wed 5:36 am||Tue 11:46 pm||Slightly difficult to see|