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

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Mon, Dec 10 at 3:38 pm - Tue, Dec 11 at 8:33 am

16 hours, 55 minutes

Visible tonight, Dec 10 – Dec 11, 2018

Mercury: From Tue 6:26 am

Venus: From Tue 4:11 am

Mars: Until Mon 11:30 pm

Jupiter: From Tue 7:27 am

Saturn: Until Mon 5:07 pm

Uranus: Until Tue 3:50 am

Neptune: Until Mon 11:16 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Edinburgh, Dec 10 – Dec 11, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Edinburgh

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.

Tue, Dec 11 ↑6:26 am

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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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.

Tue, Dec 11 ↑4:11 am

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Edinburgh

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Dec 10 ↓11:30 pm

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Edinburgh

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

Jupiter is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Tue, Dec 11 ↑7:27 am

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Edinburgh

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Saturn is just 21 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Dec 10 ↓5:07 pm

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Edinburgh

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 12 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Tue, Dec 11 ↓3:50 am

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Edinburgh

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.

Mon, Dec 10 ↓11:16 pm

Dec 10, 2018
Dec 11, 2018

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Planets Visible in Edinburgh

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Dec 10, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:26 amTue 2:55 pmTue 10:41 amAverage visibility
VenusTue 4:11 amTue 2:06 pmTue 9:09 amGreat visibility
MarsMon 12:38 pmMon 11:30 pmMon 6:04 pmAverage visibility
JupiterTue 7:27 amTue 3:01 pmTue 11:14 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnMon 10:01 amMon 5:07 pmMon 1:34 pmDifficult to see
UranusMon 1:35 pmTue 3:50 amMon 8:42 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 12:37 pmMon 11:16 pmMon 5:56 pmVery difficult to see