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Fri, Jul 20 at 9:44 pm - Sat, Jul 21 at 5:16 am

7 hours, 31 minutes

Visible tonight, Jul 20 – Jul 21, 2018

Mercury: Until Fri 10:18 pm

Venus: Until Fri 11:12 pm

Mars: From Fri 10:45 pm

Jupiter: Until Sat 12:50 am

Saturn: Until Sat 3:28 am

Uranus: From Sat 12:18 am

Neptune: From Fri 11:11 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Belfast, Jul 20 – Jul 21, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Belfast

Try after sunset.

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

Fri, Jul 20 ↓10:18 pm

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Belfast

View after sunset.

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

Fri, Jul 20 ↓11:12 pm

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Belfast

Up most of the night.

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

Fri, Jul 20 ↑10:45 pm

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Belfast

View after sunset.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 3 hours after sunset.

Sat, Jul 21 ↓12:50 am

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Belfast

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.

Sat, Jul 21 ↓3:28 am

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Belfast

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Jul 21 ↑12:18 am

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Belfast

View in the early morning.

Neptune can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Fri, Jul 20 ↑11:11 pm

Jul 20, 2018
Jul 21, 2018

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Planets Visible in Belfast

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jul 20, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:52 amFri 10:18 pmFri 3:05 pmVery difficult to see
VenusFri 9:33 amFri 11:12 pmFri 4:23 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 10:45 pmSat 5:29 amSat 2:08 amPerfect visibility
JupiterFri 3:39 pmSat 12:50 amFri 8:15 pmGreat visibility
SaturnFri 8:05 pmSat 3:28 amFri 11:47 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSat 12:18 amSat 2:41 pmSat 7:29 amDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 11:11 pmSat 10:06 amSat 4:39 amDifficult to see