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

Night Time

9 hours, 58 minutes

Tue, Apr 16 at 8:01 pm – Wed, Apr 17 at 5:59 am

Visible night of Apr 16 – Apr 17, 2024

Mercury: From Wed 5:39 am
Venus: From Wed 5:47 am
Mars: From Wed 5:05 am
Jupiter: Until Tue 10:11 pm
Saturn: From Wed 5:00 am
Uranus: Until Tue 10:17 pm
Neptune: From Wed 5:19 am
Location of HitchinLocation

April 21: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks at Perihelion (Closest Point to Sun)

At most latitudes, you might be able to catch the faint comet this week after sunset, as the sky becomes dark. Find 12P/Pons-Brooks in our Night Sky Map. (The size and brightness of the comet has been exaggerated to show its position more clearly.)

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Tonight's Sky in Hitchin, Apr 16 – Apr 17, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Hitchin

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Apr 17 ↑5:39 am

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Hitchin

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Wed, Apr 17 ↑5:47 am

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Hitchin

Try before sunrise.

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

Wed, Apr 17 ↑5:05 am

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Hitchin

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.

Tue, Apr 16 ↓10:11 pm

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Hitchin

Try before sunrise.

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

Wed, Apr 17 ↑5:00 am

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Hitchin

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Uranus is just 25 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Tue, Apr 16 ↓10:17 pm

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Hitchin

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Neptune is just 29 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Wed, Apr 17 ↑5:19 am

Apr 16, 2024
Apr 17, 2024

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Planets Visible in Hitchin

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Apr 17, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:39 amWed 7:07 pmWed 12:24 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 5:47 amWed 6:43 pmWed 12:15 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 5:05 amWed 4:18 pmWed 10:41 amDifficult to see
JupiterTue 6:58 amTue 10:11 pmTue 2:34 pmAverage visibility
SaturnWed 5:00 amWed 3:50 pmWed 10:25 amDifficult to see
UranusTue 6:56 amTue 10:17 pmTue 2:37 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 5:19 amWed 5:07 pmWed 11:13 amExtremely difficult to see