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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Roanoke, Alabama, USA

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Sat, Oct 19 at 6:03 pm - Sun, Oct 20 at 6:49 am

12 hours, 46 minutes

Visible night of Oct 19 – Oct 20, 2019

Mercury: Until Sat 7:04 pm

Venus: Until Sat 6:55 pm

Mars: From Sun 5:33 am

Jupiter: Until Sat 9:09 pm

Saturn: Until Sat 10:52 pm

Uranus: From Sat 6:23 pm

Neptune: Until Sun 3:44 am

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Tonight's Sky in Roanoke, Oct 19 – Oct 20, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Roanoke

View just after sunset.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Sat, Oct 19 ↓7:04 pm

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Roanoke

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.

Sat, Oct 19 ↓6:55 pm

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Roanoke

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

Mars is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sun, Oct 20 ↑5:33 am

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Roanoke

View after sunset.

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

Sat, Oct 19 ↓9:09 pm

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Roanoke

View after sunset.

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

Sat, Oct 19 ↓10:52 pm

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Roanoke

Up most of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Oct 19 ↑6:23 pm

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Roanoke

After sunset and most of the night. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, Oct 20 ↓3:44 am

Oct 19, 2019
Oct 20, 2019

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Planets Visible in Roanoke

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Oct 20, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 8:52 amSat 7:04 pmSat 1:58 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 8:14 amSat 6:55 pmSat 1:35 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 5:33 amSun 5:19 pmSun 11:26 amDifficult to see
JupiterSat 11:12 amSat 9:09 pmSat 4:10 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 12:53 pmSat 10:52 pmSat 5:52 pmAverage visibility
UranusSat 6:23 pmSun 7:34 amSun 12:59 amAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 4:14 pmSun 3:44 amSat 9:59 pmDifficult to see