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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Wed, Dec 12 at 4:13 pm - Thu, Dec 13 at 7:59 am

15 hours, 46 minutes

Visible tonight, Dec 12 – Dec 13, 2018

Mercury: From Thu 6:03 am

Venus: From Thu 3:56 am

Mars: Until Wed 11:36 pm

Jupiter: From Thu 6:49 am

Saturn: Until Wed 5:33 pm

Uranus: Until Thu 3:25 am

Neptune: Until Wed 11:15 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Vancouver, Dec 12 – Dec 13, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Vancouver

View just before sunrise.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Thu, Dec 13 ↑6:03 am

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Vancouver

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.

Thu, Dec 13 ↑3:56 am

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Vancouver

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Dec 12 ↓11:36 pm

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Vancouver

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Jupiter is just 13 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Dec 13 ↑6:49 am

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Vancouver

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Wed, Dec 12 ↓5:33 pm

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Vancouver

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 11 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Dec 13 ↓3:25 am

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Vancouver

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Dec 12 ↓11:15 pm

Dec 12, 2018
Dec 13, 2018

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Planets Visible in Vancouver

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Dec 12, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:03 amThu 3:14 pmThu 10:39 amAverage visibility
VenusThu 3:56 amThu 2:15 pmThu 9:06 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 12:24 pmWed 11:36 pmWed 6:00 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 6:49 amThu 3:25 pmThu 11:07 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnWed 9:18 amWed 5:33 pmWed 1:26 pmDifficult to see
UranusWed 1:40 pmThu 3:25 amWed 8:33 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 12:18 pmWed 11:15 pmWed 5:47 pmVery difficult to see