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Tue, Mar 28 at 7:17 pm - Wed, Mar 29 at 5:44 am

10 hours, 26 minutes

Visible tonight, Mar 28 – Mar 29, 2017

Mercury: ↓ Tue 10:09 pm ↑ Wed 5:01 am

Venus: ↓ Tue 7:42 pm ↑ Wed 4:15 am

Mars: ↓ Wed 12:28 am ↑ Wed 4:59 am

Jupiter: From Tue 8:18 pm

Uranus: ↓ Tue 9:14 pm ↑ Wed 5:42 am

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Tonight's Sky in Alta, Mar 28 – Mar 29, 2017 (5 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Alta

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

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

Tue, Mar 28 ↓10:09 pm
Wed, Mar 29 ↑5:01 am

Mar 28, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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Venus rise and set in Alta

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, Mar 28 ↓7:42 pm
Wed, Mar 29 ↑4:15 am

Mar 28, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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Mars rise and set in Alta

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Mar 29 ↓12:28 am
Wed, Mar 29 ↑4:59 am

Mar 28, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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Jupiter rise and set in Alta

Up most of the night.

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

Tue, Mar 28 ↑8:18 pm

Mar 28, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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Uranus rise and set in Alta

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Tue, Mar 28 ↓9:14 pm
Wed, Mar 29 ↑5:42 am

Mar 28, 2017
Mar 29, 2017

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Planets Visible in Alta

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Mar 28, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 5:10 amTue 10:09 pmTue 1:36 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 4:17 amTue 7:43 pmTue 12:01 pmGood visibility
MarsTue 5:05 amWed 12:28 amTue 2:45 pmAverage visiblity
JupiterTue 8:18 pmWed 6:12 amWed 1:15 amPerfect visibility
SaturnDown all dayTue 5:54 amDown all night, not visible
UranusTue 5:46 amTue 9:14 pmTue 1:30 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 6:15 amWed 3:37 pmWed 10:56 amNot visible