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Wed, Oct 17 at 6:21 pm - Thu, Oct 18 at 7:58 am

13 hours, 37 minutes

Visible night of Oct 17 – Oct 18, 2018

Mercury: Until Wed 6:39 pm

Venus: Slightly difficult to see

Mars: Until Thu 12:50 am

Jupiter: Until Wed 7:24 pm

Saturn: Until Wed 9:35 pm

Uranus: From Wed 6:25 pm

Neptune: Until Thu 4:03 am

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Tonight's Sky in Belfast, Oct 17 – Oct 18, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Belfast

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Wed, Oct 17 ↓6:39 pm

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Belfast

Try at night.

Can only be seen shortly, if at all, it is very close to the horizon.

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Belfast

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 6 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Oct 18 ↓12:50 am

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Belfast

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Oct 17 ↓7:24 pm

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Belfast

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Oct 17 ↓9:35 pm

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Belfast

Up most of the night.

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

Wed, Oct 17 ↑6:25 pm

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Belfast

After sunset and most of the night.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.

Thu, Oct 18 ↓4:03 am

Oct 17, 2018
Oct 18, 2018

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Planets Visible in Belfast

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Oct 18, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 9:46 amWed 6:39 pmWed 2:13 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 9:53 amThu 5:41 pmThu 1:47 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 4:42 pmThu 12:50 amWed 8:46 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 10:59 amWed 7:24 pmWed 3:12 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 2:16 pmWed 9:35 pmWed 5:56 pmAverage visiblity
UranusWed 6:25 pmThu 8:41 amThu 1:33 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 5:19 pmThu 4:03 amWed 10:41 pmDifficult to see