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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Tue, Jul 14 at 9:49 pm - Wed, Jul 15 at 4:48 am

6 hours, 59 minutes

Visible night of Jul 14 – Jul 15, 2020

Mercury: From Wed 3:53 am

Venus: From Wed 2:25 am

Mars: From Wed 12:12 am

Jupiter: Perfect visibility

Saturn: From Tue 9:54 pm

Uranus: From Wed 12:37 am

Neptune: From Tue 11:31 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Edinburgh, Jul 14 – Jul 15, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Edinburgh

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

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

Wed, Jul 15 ↑3:53 am

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Edinburgh

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.

Wed, Jul 15 ↑2:25 am

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Edinburgh

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 4 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Jul 15 ↑12:12 am

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Edinburgh

Up almost all night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Edinburgh

Up most of the night.

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

Tue, Jul 14 ↑9:54 pm

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Edinburgh

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

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

Wed, Jul 15 ↑12:37 am

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Edinburgh

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, Jul 14 ↑11:31 pm

Jul 14, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

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Planets Visible in Edinburgh

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jul 15, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 3:53 amWed 8:13 pmWed 12:02 pmVery difficult to see
VenusWed 2:25 amWed 6:19 pmWed 10:22 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 12:12 amWed 12:28 pmWed 6:20 amPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 9:37 pmWed 4:54 amWed 1:15 amPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 9:54 pmWed 5:34 amWed 1:44 amPerfect visibility
UranusWed 12:37 amWed 3:43 pmWed 8:10 amDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 11:31 pmWed 10:42 amWed 5:06 amDifficult to see