12 hours, 10 minutes
Sat, Sep 30 at 6:44 pm – Sun, Oct 1 at 6:54 am
Visible night of Sep 30 – Oct 1, 2023
|Mercury:||From Sun 5:45 am|
|Venus:||From Sun 3:24 am|
|Mars:||Until Sat 7:22 pm|
|Jupiter:||From Sat 8:21 pm|
|Saturn:||Until Sun 4:00 am|
|Uranus:||From Sat 8:42 pm|
|Neptune:||Until Sun 6:00 am|
As Venus Dazzles, Data Reveals Subtle Patterns
Venus—currently shining in the morning sky—produces patterns that can only be revealed by plotting data over many thousands of years.
Tonight's Sky in Fresno, Sep 30 – Oct 1, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Fresno
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.
Mercury is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Sun, Oct 1 ↑5:45 am
Venus rise and set in Fresno
View before sunrise.
Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.
Sun, Oct 1 ↑3:24 am
Mars rise and set in Fresno
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.
Mars is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Sat, Sep 30 ↓7:22 pm
Jupiter rise and set in Fresno
Most of the night until sunrise.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.
Sat, Sep 30 ↑8:21 pm
Saturn rise and set in Fresno
After sunset and most of the night.
Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Sun, Oct 1 ↓4:00 am
Uranus rise and set in Fresno
View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can be seen for more than 10 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.
Sat, Sep 30 ↑8:42 pm
Neptune rise and set in Fresno
Up most of the night. Use binoculars.
Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. Very faint, use binoculars.
Sun, Oct 1 ↓6:00 am
Planets Visible in Fresno
|Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Oct 1, 2023|
|Mercury||Sun 5:45 am||Sun 6:15 pm||Sun 12:00 noon||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Sun 3:24 am||Sun 4:35 pm||Sun 10:00 am||Great visibility|
|Mars||Sat 8:07 am||Sat 7:22 pm||Sat 1:45 pm||Very difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Sat 8:21 pm||Sun 9:56 am||Sun 3:09 am||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 5:13 pm||Sun 4:00 am||Sat 10:36 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 8:42 pm||Sun 10:39 am||Sun 3:40 am||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Sat 6:13 pm||Sun 6:00 am||Sun 12:07 am||Slightly difficult to see|