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

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Wed, Apr 1 at 8:47 pm - Thu, Apr 2 at 7:17 am

10 hours, 30 minutes

Visible night of Apr 1 – Apr 2, 2020

Venus: Until Thu 2:35 am

Mars: From Thu 6:18 am

Jupiter: From Thu 5:53 am

Saturn: From Thu 6:05 am

Uranus: Until Wed 11:10 pm

Neptune: From Thu 7:09 am

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Tonight's Sky in Anchorage, Apr 1 – Apr 2, 2020 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Anchorage

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.

Thu, Apr 2 ↓2:35 am

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Anchorage

Try before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 2 ↑6:18 am

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Anchorage

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 2 ↑5:53 am

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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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.

Thu, Apr 2 ↑6:05 am

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Anchorage

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is just 23 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars.

Wed, Apr 1 ↓11:10 pm

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Anchorage

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see. Use binoculars.

Neptune is just 23 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Apr 2 ↑7:09 am

Apr 1, 2020
Apr 2, 2020

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Planets Visible in Anchorage

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Apr 2, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 7:18 amThu 5:46 pmThu 12:31 pmNot visible
VenusWed 7:23 amThu 2:35 amWed 4:57 pmGreat visibility
MarsThu 6:18 amThu 12:45 pmThu 9:31 amVery difficult to see
JupiterThu 5:53 amThu 12:06 pmThu 8:59 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 6:05 amThu 12:45 pmThu 9:25 amDifficult to see
UranusWed 7:46 amWed 11:10 pmWed 3:28 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 7:09 amThu 6:01 pmThu 12:35 pmExtremely difficult to see