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Sun, Aug 20 at 7:37 pm - Mon, Aug 21 at 5:58 am

10 hours, 21 minutes

Visible tonight, Aug 20 – Aug 21, 2017

Mercury: Until Sun 7:38 pm

Venus: From Mon 3:04 am

Mars: From Mon 5:14 am

Jupiter: Until Sun 9:39 pm

Saturn: Until Mon 12:44 am

Uranus: From Sun 9:50 pm

Neptune: From Sun 8:10 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Boston, Aug 20 – Aug 21, 2017 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Boston

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Aug 20 ↓7:38 pm

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Venus rise and set in Boston

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, Aug 21 ↑3:04 am

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Mars rise and set in Boston

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, Aug 21 ↑5:14 am

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Jupiter rise and set in Boston

View after sunset.

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

Sun, Aug 20 ↓9:39 pm

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Saturn rise and set in Boston

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 5 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Mon, Aug 21 ↓12:44 am

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Uranus rise and set in Boston

View in the early morning.

Uranus can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Sun, Aug 20 ↑9:50 pm

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Neptune rise and set in Boston

Up most of the night.

Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Sun, Aug 20 ↑8:10 pm

Aug 20, 2017
Aug 21, 2017

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Planets Visible in Boston

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Aug 20, 2017
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 7:07 amSun 7:38 pmSun 1:22 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusMon 3:04 amMon 5:53 pmMon 10:29 amGood visibility
MarsMon 5:14 amMon 7:19 pmMon 12:17 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterSun 10:25 amSun 9:39 pmSun 4:02 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 3:31 pmMon 12:44 amSun 8:08 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSun 9:50 pmMon 11:11 amMon 4:31 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneSun 8:10 pmMon 7:19 amMon 1:44 amSlightly difficult to see