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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Night Time

8 hours, 54 minutes

Sun, Apr 18 at 9:31 pm - Mon, Apr 19 at 6:25 am

Visible tonight, Apr 18 – Apr 19, 2021

Venus: Until Sun 10:04 pm
Mars: Until Mon 3:57 am
Jupiter: From Mon 5:40 am
Saturn: From Mon 5:23 am
Uranus: Until Sun 10:37 pm
Neptune: From Mon 6:06 am
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Tonight's Sky in Anchorage, Apr 18 – Apr 19, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Anchorage

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Venus is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, Apr 18 ↓10:04 pm

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Anchorage

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Apr 19 ↓3:57 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Anchorage

Try before sunrise.

Jupiter rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Mon, Apr 19 ↑5:40 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Anchorage

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, Apr 19 ↑5:23 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Anchorage

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Apr 18 ↓10:37 pm

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Anchorage

Try before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, Apr 19 ↑6:06 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Planets Visible in Anchorage

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Apr 18, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:32 amMon 9:37 pmMon 2:02 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusSun 6:43 amSun 10:04 pmSun 2:23 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 7:58 amMon 3:57 amSun 5:58 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 5:40 amMon 2:26 pmMon 10:03 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnMon 5:23 amMon 12:53 pmMon 9:08 amDifficult to see
UranusSun 6:45 amSun 10:37 pmSun 2:41 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 6:06 amMon 5:13 pmMon 11:39 amExtremely difficult to see