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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Butte, Montana, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 55 minutes

Wed, Feb 28 at 6:14 pm – Thu, Feb 29 at 7:09 am

Visible night of Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2024

Venus: From Thu 6:18 am
Mars: From Thu 6:11 am
Jupiter: Until Wed 11:36 pm
Uranus: Until Thu 12:23 am
Neptune: Until Wed 7:39 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Butte, Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Butte

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Feb 29 ↑6:18 am

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Butte

Try before sunrise.

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

Thu, Feb 29 ↑6:11 am

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Butte

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Feb 28 ↓11:36 pm

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Butte

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Feb 29 ↓12:23 am

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Butte

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Feb 28 ↓7:39 pm

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Planets Visible in Butte

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Feb 29, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 7:22 amThu 6:18 pmThu 12:49 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusThu 6:18 amThu 4:01 pmThu 11:09 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 6:11 amThu 3:40 pmThu 10:55 amDifficult to see
JupiterWed 9:29 amWed 11:36 pmWed 4:33 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 7:18 amThu 6:05 pmThu 12:41 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusWed 9:47 amThu 12:23 amWed 5:05 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 7:55 amWed 7:39 pmWed 1:47 pmExtremely difficult to see