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Wed, Aug 16 at 8:20 pm - Thu, Aug 17 at 5:49 am

9 hours, 29 minutes

Visible tonight, Aug 16 – Aug 17, 2017

Mercury: Until Wed 8:22 pm

Venus: From Thu 2:38 am

Mars: From Thu 5:07 am

Jupiter: Until Wed 10:02 pm

Saturn: Until Thu 12:43 am

Uranus: From Wed 10:08 pm

Neptune: From Wed 8:52 pm

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Tonight's Sky in London, Aug 16 – Aug 17, 2017 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in London

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Wed, Aug 16 ↓8:22 pm

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Venus rise and set in London

View before sunrise.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Thu, Aug 17 ↑2:38 am

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Mars rise and set in London

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 7 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Aug 17 ↑5:07 am

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Jupiter rise and set in London

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Aug 16 ↓10:02 pm

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Saturn rise and set in London

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 4 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Aug 17 ↓12:43 am

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Uranus rise and set in London

View in the early morning.

Uranus can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Aug 16 ↑10:08 pm

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Neptune rise and set in London

Up most of the night.

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

Wed, Aug 16 ↑8:52 pm

Aug 16, 2017
Aug 17, 2017

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Planets Visible in London

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Aug 16, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 7:44 amWed 8:22 pmWed 2:03 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 2:38 amThu 6:43 pmThu 10:41 amGood visibility
MarsThu 5:07 amThu 8:10 pmThu 12:39 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterWed 11:02 amWed 10:02 pmWed 4:32 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 4:39 pmThu 12:43 amWed 8:41 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 10:08 pmThu 12:00 noonThu 5:04 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneWed 8:52 pmThu 7:43 amThu 2:18 amDifficult to see