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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

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Wed, Dec 19 at 3:54 pm - Thu, Dec 20 at 8:15 am

16 hours, 21 minutes

Visible tonight, Dec 19 – Dec 20, 2018

Mercury: From Thu 6:25 am

Venus: From Thu 4:01 am

Mars: Until Wed 11:28 pm

Jupiter: From Thu 6:39 am

Saturn: Until Wed 4:51 pm

Uranus: Until Thu 3:00 am

Neptune: Until Wed 10:41 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Birmingham, Dec 19 – Dec 20, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Birmingham

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 20 ↑6:25 am

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Birmingham

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 20 ↑4:01 am

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Birmingham

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Dec 19 ↓11:28 pm

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Birmingham

View just before sunrise.

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

Thu, Dec 20 ↑6:39 am

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Birmingham

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Saturn is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Wed, Dec 19 ↓4:51 pm

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Birmingham

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 20 ↓3:00 am

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Birmingham

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 19 ↓10:41 pm

Dec 19, 2018
Dec 20, 2018

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Planets Visible in Birmingham

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Dec 19, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:25 amThu 2:48 pmThu 10:37 amAverage visibility
VenusThu 4:01 amThu 1:52 pmThu 8:57 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 12:02 pmWed 11:28 pmWed 5:45 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 6:39 amThu 2:45 pmThu 10:42 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 9:05 amWed 4:51 pmWed 12:58 pmVery difficult to see
UranusWed 1:03 pmThu 3:00 amWed 8:01 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 11:51 amWed 10:41 pmWed 5:16 pmVery difficult to see