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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Big Rapids, Michigan, USA

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Wed, Apr 8 at 8:17 pm - Thu, Apr 9 at 7:08 am

10 hours, 51 minutes

Visible tonight, Apr 8 – Apr 9, 2020

Mercury: From Thu 6:33 am

Venus: Until Thu 12:28 am

Mars: From Thu 4:23 am

Jupiter: From Thu 3:42 am

Saturn: From Thu 4:01 am

Uranus: Until Wed 9:38 pm

Neptune: From Thu 6:09 am

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Tonight's Sky in Big Rapids, Apr 8 – Apr 9, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Big Rapids

Try before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 9 ↑6:33 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Big Rapids

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 9 ↓12:28 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Big Rapids

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 9 ↑4:23 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Big Rapids

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 9 ↑3:42 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Big Rapids

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 9 ↑4:01 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Big Rapids

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Apr 8 ↓9:38 pm

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Big Rapids

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

Neptune is just 30 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Apr 9 ↑6:09 am

Apr 8, 2020
Apr 9, 2020

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Planets Visible in Big Rapids

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Apr 8, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:33 amThu 6:15 pmThu 12:23 pmDifficult to see
VenusWed 8:48 amThu 12:28 amWed 4:38 pmGreat visibility
MarsThu 4:23 amThu 1:50 pmThu 9:06 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 3:42 amThu 12:54 pmThu 8:18 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 4:01 amThu 1:24 pmThu 8:42 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 7:52 amWed 9:38 pmWed 2:45 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 6:09 amThu 5:34 pmThu 11:51 amExtremely difficult to see