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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Arcata, California, USA

Night Time

8 hours, 55 minutes

Wed, Jun 12 at 8:48 pm – Thu, Jun 13 at 5:44 am

Visible tonight, Jun 12 – Jun 13, 2024

Mercury: From Thu 5:36 am
Venus: Until Wed 8:58 pm
Mars: From Thu 3:08 am
Jupiter: From Thu 4:38 am
Saturn: From Thu 1:29 am
Uranus: From Thu 4:06 am
Neptune: From Thu 1:50 am
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Tonight's Sky in Arcata, Jun 12 – Jun 13, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Arcata

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 2 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Jun 13 ↑5:36 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Arcata

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Venus is just 2 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Wed, Jun 12 ↓8:58 pm

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Arcata

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Jun 13 ↑3:08 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Arcata

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.

Thu, Jun 13 ↑4:38 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Arcata

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 4 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Thu, Jun 13 ↑1:29 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Arcata

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 27 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.

Thu, Jun 13 ↑4:06 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Arcata

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.

Thu, Jun 13 ↑1:50 am

Jun 12, 2024
Jun 13, 2024

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Planets Visible in Arcata

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jun 12, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:36 amThu 8:48 pmThu 1:11 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusWed 5:53 amWed 8:58 pmWed 1:26 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 3:08 amThu 4:36 pmThu 9:52 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 4:38 amThu 7:13 pmThu 11:56 amAverage visibility
SaturnThu 1:29 amThu 12:51 pmThu 7:10 amGreat visibility
UranusThu 4:06 amThu 6:26 pmThu 11:16 amVery difficult to see
NeptuneThu 1:50 amThu 1:45 pmThu 7:48 amVery difficult to see