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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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9 hours, 34 minutes

Sun, May 16 at 7:23 pm - Mon, May 17 at 4:57 am

Visible tonight, May 16 – May 17, 2021

Mercury: Until Sun 9:18 pm
Venus: Until Sun 8:29 pm
Mars: Until Sun 11:09 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 1:24 am
Saturn: From Mon 12:37 am
Uranus: From Mon 4:17 am
Neptune: From Mon 2:20 am
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Tonight's Sky in Beijing, May 16 – May 17, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Beijing

View just after sunset.

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

Sun, May 16 ↓9:18 pm

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Beijing

View just after sunset.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, May 16 ↓8:29 pm

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Beijing

View after sunset.

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

Sun, May 16 ↓11:09 pm

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Beijing

View before sunrise.

Jupiter can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Mon, May 17 ↑1:24 am

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Beijing

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 4 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Mon, May 17 ↑12:37 am

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Beijing

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 14 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, May 17 ↑4:17 am

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Beijing

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, May 17 ↑2:20 am

May 16, 2021
May 17, 2021

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Planets Visible in Beijing

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, May 16, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 6:05 amSun 9:18 pmSun 1:42 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 5:43 amSun 8:29 pmSun 1:05 pmFairly good visibility
MarsSun 8:07 amSun 11:09 pmSun 3:38 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 1:24 amMon 12:06 pmMon 6:45 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 12:37 amMon 10:41 amMon 5:39 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 4:17 amMon 6:05 pmMon 11:11 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 2:20 amMon 1:59 pmMon 8:09 amVery difficult to see