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Mon, Oct 15 at 6:08 pm - Tue, Oct 16 at 7:04 am

12 hours, 55 minutes

Visible night of Oct 15 – Oct 16, 2018

Mercury: Until Mon 6:43 pm

Venus: Until Mon 6:09 pm

Mars: Until Tue 1:03 am

Jupiter: Until Mon 7:38 pm

Saturn: Until Mon 10:03 pm

Uranus: From Mon 6:24 pm

Neptune: Until Tue 3:51 am

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Tonight's Sky in Chicago, Oct 15 – Oct 16, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Chicago

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Mon, Oct 15 ↓6:43 pm

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Chicago

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Mon, Oct 15 ↓6:09 pm

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Chicago

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 6 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Tue, Oct 16 ↓1:03 am

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 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, Oct 15 ↓7:38 pm

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Chicago

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Oct 15 ↓10:03 pm

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Chicago

Up most of the night.

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

Mon, Oct 15 ↑6:24 pm

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Chicago

After sunset and most of the night.

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

Tue, Oct 16 ↓3:51 am

Oct 15, 2018
Oct 16, 2018

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Planets Visible in Chicago

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Oct 16, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:30 amMon 6:43 pmMon 1:37 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 8:49 amMon 6:09 pmMon 1:29 pmAverage visiblity
MarsMon 3:29 pmTue 1:03 amMon 8:16 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 9:50 amMon 7:38 pmMon 2:44 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 12:54 pmMon 10:03 pmMon 5:29 pmAverage visiblity
UranusMon 6:24 pmTue 7:50 amTue 1:07 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneMon 4:38 pmTue 3:51 amMon 10:15 pmDifficult to see