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

Night Time

9 hours, 13 minutes

Thu, Apr 25 at 8:30 pm – Fri, Apr 26 at 5:44 am

Visible tonight, Apr 25 – Apr 26, 2024

Mercury: From Fri 5:21 am
Venus: From Fri 5:36 am
Mars: From Fri 4:50 am
Jupiter: Until Thu 10:03 pm
Saturn: From Fri 4:38 am
Uranus: Until Thu 10:01 pm
Neptune: From Fri 4:53 am
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Eta Aquarids Now Active

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower will peak around May 5–6. The Moon will be in its Waning Crescent phase, and provide little interference around the peak dates. Check viewing conditions for your city.

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Tonight's Sky in Blackburn, Apr 25 – Apr 26, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Blackburn

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Mercury is just 20 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, Apr 26 ↑5:21 am

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Blackburn

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Venus is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, Apr 26 ↑5:36 am

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Blackburn

Try before sunrise.

Mars rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Fri, Apr 26 ↑4:50 am

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Blackburn

View just after sunset.

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

Thu, Apr 25 ↓10:03 pm

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Blackburn

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view.

Fri, Apr 26 ↑4:38 am

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Blackburn

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.

Thu, Apr 25 ↓10:01 pm

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Blackburn

Try before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Apr 26 ↑4:53 am

Apr 25, 2024
Apr 26, 2024

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Planets Visible in Blackburn

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Apr 25, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 5:21 amFri 6:21 pmFri 11:51 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 5:36 amFri 7:23 pmFri 12:29 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 4:50 amFri 4:30 pmFri 10:40 amDifficult to see
JupiterThu 6:29 amThu 10:03 pmThu 2:16 pmAverage visibility
SaturnFri 4:38 amFri 3:26 pmFri 10:02 amSlightly difficult to see
UranusThu 6:24 amThu 10:01 pmThu 2:12 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 4:53 amFri 4:41 pmFri 10:47 amExtremely difficult to see