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Mon, Aug 20 at 7:43 pm - Tue, Aug 21 at 6:04 am

10 hours, 22 minutes

Visible night of Aug 20 – Aug 21, 2018

Mercury: From Tue 4:46 am

Venus: Until Mon 9:18 pm

Mars: Until Tue 3:19 am

Jupiter: Until Mon 10:52 pm

Saturn: Until Tue 1:39 am

Uranus: From Mon 10:08 pm

Neptune: From Mon 8:22 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Chicago, Aug 20 – Aug 21, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Chicago

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

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

Tue, Aug 21 ↑4:46 am

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Chicago

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Aug 20 ↓9:18 pm

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Chicago

After sunset and most of the night.

Mars is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.

Tue, Aug 21 ↓3:19 am

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Chicago

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Aug 20 ↓10:52 pm

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Chicago

View after sunset.

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

Tue, Aug 21 ↓1:39 am

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Chicago

View in the early morning.

Uranus can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Mon, Aug 20 ↑10:08 pm

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Chicago

Up most of the night.

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

Mon, Aug 20 ↑8:22 pm

Aug 20, 2018
Aug 21, 2018

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Planets Visible in Chicago

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Aug 21, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 4:46 amTue 6:45 pmTue 11:45 amDifficult to see
VenusMon 10:03 amMon 9:18 pmMon 3:41 pmGreat visibility
MarsMon 6:45 pmTue 3:19 amMon 11:02 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 12:43 pmMon 10:52 pmMon 5:47 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 4:30 pmTue 1:39 amMon 9:05 pmPerfect visibility
UranusMon 10:08 pmTue 11:39 amTue 4:53 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 8:22 pmTue 7:38 amTue 2:00 amDifficult to see