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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

Night Time

8 hours, 58 minutes

Tue, Jun 11 at 8:44 pm – Wed, Jun 12 at 5:42 am

Visible night of Jun 11 – Jun 12, 2024

Mercury: From Wed 5:29 am
Venus: Until Tue 8:52 pm
Mars: From Wed 3:09 am
Jupiter: From Wed 4:40 am
Saturn: From Wed 1:30 am
Uranus: From Wed 4:08 am
Neptune: From Wed 1:51 am
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Tonight's Sky in Altoona, Jun 11 – Jun 12, 2024 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Altoona

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Jun 12 ↑5:29 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Altoona

View before sunrise.

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

Wed, Jun 12 ↑3:09 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Altoona

View just before sunrise.

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

Wed, Jun 12 ↑4:40 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Altoona

View before sunrise.

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

Wed, Jun 12 ↑1:30 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Altoona

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

Uranus is just 26 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, Jun 12 ↑4:08 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Altoona

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Jun 12 ↑1:51 am

Jun 11, 2024
Jun 12, 2024

Neptune

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Planets Visible in Altoona

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jun 12, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:29 amWed 8:36 pmWed 1:02 pmVery difficult to see
VenusTue 5:50 amTue 8:52 pmTue 1:21 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
MarsWed 3:09 amWed 4:33 pmWed 9:50 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 4:40 amWed 7:12 pmWed 11:56 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 1:30 amWed 12:53 pmWed 7:11 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 4:08 amWed 6:27 pmWed 11:17 amVery difficult to see
NeptuneWed 1:51 amWed 1:47 pmWed 7:49 amVery difficult to see