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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Scotland, United Kingdom

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Thu, Nov 21 at 3:37 pm - Fri, Nov 22 at 8:19 am

16 hours, 41 minutes

Visible night of Nov 21 – Nov 22, 2019

Mercury: From Fri 6:14 am

Venus: Until Thu 4:37 pm

Mars: From Fri 5:22 am

Jupiter: Until Thu 5:03 pm

Saturn: Until Thu 6:39 pm

Uranus: Until Fri 5:43 am

Neptune: Until Fri 12:39 am

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Tonight's Sky in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands), Nov 21 – Nov 22, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

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.

Fri, Nov 22 ↑6:14 am

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, 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.

Thu, Nov 21 ↓4:37 pm

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

View just before sunrise.

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

Fri, Nov 22 ↑5:22 am

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Nov 21 ↓5:03 pm

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Nov 21 ↓6:39 pm

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

After sunset and most of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Nov 22 ↓5:43 am

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 9 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Nov 22 ↓12:39 am

Nov 21, 2019
Nov 22, 2019

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Planets Visible in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands)

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Nov 22, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:14 amFri 3:21 pmFri 10:47 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 10:55 amThu 4:37 pmThu 1:46 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 5:22 amFri 2:52 pmFri 10:07 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterThu 10:56 amThu 5:03 pmThu 2:00 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 12:09 pmThu 6:39 pmThu 3:24 pmAverage visibility
UranusThu 2:47 pmFri 5:43 amThu 10:15 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 1:59 pmFri 12:39 amThu 7:19 pmDifficult to see