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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 41 minutes

Sat, Oct 16 at 6:28 pm - Sun, Oct 17 at 7:09 am

Visible tonight, Oct 16 – Oct 17, 2021

Mercury: From Sun 6:03 am
Venus: Until Sat 8:46 pm
Mars: From Sun 6:55 am
Jupiter: Until Sun 2:22 am
Saturn: Until Sun 1:08 am
Uranus: From Sat 7:21 pm
Neptune: Until Sun 4:38 am
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Tonight's Sky in Alamogordo, Oct 16 – Oct 17, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Alamogordo

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

Mercury is just 13 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sun, Oct 17 ↑6:03 am

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Alamogordo

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, Oct 16 ↓8:46 pm

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Alamogordo

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Oct 17 ↑6:55 am

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Alamogordo

View after sunset.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Sun, Oct 17 ↓2:22 am

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Alamogordo

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 6 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Sun, Oct 17 ↓1:08 am

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Alamogordo

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 16 ↑7:21 pm

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Alamogordo

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 17 ↓4:38 am

Oct 16, 2021
Oct 17, 2021

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Planets Visible in Alamogordo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Oct 16, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 6:03 amSun 5:49 pmSun 11:56 amDifficult to see
VenusSat 11:00 amSat 8:46 pmSat 3:53 pmGreat visibility
MarsSun 6:55 amSun 6:19 pmSun 12:37 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterSat 3:39 pmSun 2:22 amSat 9:00 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnSat 2:49 pmSun 1:08 amSat 7:58 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSat 7:21 pmSun 8:47 amSun 2:04 amAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 4:59 pmSun 4:38 amSat 10:48 pmDifficult to see