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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA

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Sat, Jul 4 at 12:30 am - Sat, Jul 4 at 3:20 am

2 hours, 50 minutes

Visible night of Jul 4

Venus: From Sat 2:29 am

Mars: From Sat 1:25 am

Jupiter: Perfect visibility

Saturn: Fairly good visibility

Uranus: From Sat 1:11 am

Neptune: From Sat 1:01 am

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Tonight's Sky in Fairbanks, Jul 4 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Fairbanks

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.

Sat, Jul 4 ↑2:29 am

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Jul 4, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Fairbanks

Hard to see.

Mars rises above the horizon for a short period only and remains very low in the sky, so it is unlikely to be visible.

Sat, Jul 4 ↑1:25 am

Jul 3, 2020
Jul 4, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Fairbanks

Up most of the night.

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

Jul 3, 2020
Jul 4, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Fairbanks

Up most of the night.

Saturn is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view.

Jul 3, 2020
Jul 4, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Fairbanks

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Jul 4 ↑1:11 am

Jul 3, 2020
Jul 4, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Fairbanks

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 2 hours before sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, Jul 4 ↑1:01 am

Jul 3, 2020
Jul 4, 2020

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Planets Visible in Fairbanks

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Jul 4, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 4:22 amSat 10:36 pmSat 1:29 pmNot visible
VenusSat 2:29 amSat 8:13 pmSat 11:21 amAverage visibility
MarsSat 1:25 amSat 1:11 pmSat 7:17 amExtremely difficult to see
JupiterSat 12:22 amSat 5:00 amSat 2:41 amPerfect visibility
SaturnSat 12:27 amSat 5:46 amSat 3:07 amFairly good visibility
UranusSat 1:11 amSat 5:46 pmSat 9:29 amDifficult to see
NeptuneSat 1:01 amSat 11:52 amSat 6:26 amDifficult to see