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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Champaign, Illinois, USA

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Fri, Feb 28 at 5:43 pm - Sat, Feb 29 at 6:27 am

12 hours, 44 minutes

Visible night of Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2020

Mercury: From Sat 5:54 am

Venus: Until Fri 9:27 pm

Mars: From Sat 3:19 am

Jupiter: From Sat 3:58 am

Saturn: From Sat 4:29 am

Uranus: Until Fri 10:10 pm

Neptune: Until Fri 6:21 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Champaign, Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Champaign

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 7 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, Feb 29 ↑5:54 am

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Champaign

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.

Fri, Feb 28 ↓9:27 pm

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Champaign

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Feb 29 ↑3:19 am

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Champaign

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Feb 29 ↑3:58 am

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Champaign

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Feb 29 ↑4:29 am

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Champaign

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.

Fri, Feb 28 ↓10:10 pm

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Champaign

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, Feb 28 ↓6:21 pm

Feb 28, 2020
Feb 29, 2020

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Planets Visible in Champaign

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Feb 29, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:54 amSat 5:08 pmSat 11:31 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 8:10 amFri 9:27 pmFri 2:48 pmGood visibility
MarsSat 3:19 amSat 12:34 pmSat 7:57 amAverage visibility
JupiterSat 3:58 amSat 1:24 pmSat 8:41 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 4:29 amSat 2:07 pmSat 9:18 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 8:42 amFri 10:10 pmFri 3:26 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 6:55 amFri 6:21 pmFri 12:38 pmExtremely difficult to see