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

Night Time

17 hours, 20 minutes

Sun, Jan 29 at 4:22 pm – Mon, Jan 30 at 9:42 am

Visible tonight, Jan 29 – Jan 30, 2023

Mercury: From Mon 8:59 am
Venus: Until Sun 7:02 pm
Mars: Perfect visibility
Jupiter: Until Sun 10:52 pm
Saturn: Until Sun 6:04 pm
Uranus: Until Mon 3:40 am
Neptune: Until Sun 9:26 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Fairbanks, Jan 29 – Jan 30, 2023 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Fairbanks

Try before sunrise.

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

Mon, Jan 30 ↑8:59 am

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Venus rise and set in Fairbanks

View just after sunset.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, Jan 29 ↓7:02 pm

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Mars rise and set in Fairbanks

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 17 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Jupiter rise and set in Fairbanks

View after sunset.

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

Sun, Jan 29 ↓10:52 pm

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Saturn rise and set in Fairbanks

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

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

Sun, Jan 29 ↓6:04 pm

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Uranus rise and set in Fairbanks

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 11 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Mon, Jan 30 ↓3:40 am

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Neptune rise and set in Fairbanks

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, Jan 29 ↓9:26 pm

Jan 29, 2023
Jan 30, 2023

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Planets Visible in Fairbanks

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Jan 29, 2023
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:59 amMon 1:39 pmMon 11:19 amDifficult to see
VenusSun 10:17 amSun 7:02 pmSun 2:39 pmFairly good visibility
MarsUp all daySun 8:45 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterSun 10:23 amSun 10:52 pmSun 4:37 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 10:12 amSun 6:04 pmSun 2:08 pmDifficult to see
UranusSun 10:28 amMon 3:40 amSun 7:04 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSun 10:19 amSun 9:26 pmSun 3:52 pmVery difficult to see