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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Night Time

13 hours, 57 minutes

Mon, Jan 25 at 5:23 pm - Tue, Jan 26 at 7:19 am

Visible tonight, Jan 25 – Jan 26, 2021

Mercury: Until Mon 6:54 pm
Venus: From Tue 6:34 am
Mars: Until Tue 1:08 am
Jupiter: Until Mon 5:32 pm
Saturn: From Tue 7:16 am
Uranus: Until Tue 12:51 am
Neptune: Until Mon 8:54 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Fairfax, Jan 25 – Jan 26, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Fairfax

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Jan 25 ↓6:54 pm

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Fairfax

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.

Tue, Jan 26 ↑6:34 am

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Fairfax

View after sunset.

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

Tue, Jan 26 ↓1:08 am

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Fairfax

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Jupiter is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, Jan 25 ↓5:32 pm

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Fairfax

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.

Tue, Jan 26 ↓12:51 am

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Fairfax

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.

Mon, Jan 25 ↓8:54 pm

Jan 25, 2021
Jan 26, 2021

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Planets Visible in Fairfax

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Jan 25, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:15 amMon 6:54 pmMon 1:34 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 6:34 amTue 4:10 pmTue 11:22 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsMon 11:18 amTue 1:08 amMon 6:13 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 7:33 amMon 5:32 pmMon 12:32 pmExtremely difficult to see
SaturnTue 7:16 amTue 5:08 pmTue 12:12 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusMon 11:19 amTue 12:51 amMon 6:05 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneMon 9:24 amMon 8:54 pmMon 3:09 pmVery difficult to see