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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Night Time

9 hours, 44 minutes

Fri, Jul 30 at 8:59 pm - Sat, Jul 31 at 6:42 am

Visible tonight, Jul 30 – Jul 31, 2021

Mercury: ↓ Fri 9:00 pm ↑ Sat 6:33 am
Venus: Until Fri 10:32 pm
Mars: Until Fri 10:06 pm
Jupiter: From Fri 9:57 pm
Saturn: From Fri 9:02 pm
Uranus: From Sat 12:59 am
Neptune: From Fri 10:54 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Indianapolis, Jul 30 – Jul 31, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Indianapolis

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Fri, Jul 30 ↓9:00 pm
Sat, Jul 31 ↑6:33 am

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Indianapolis

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, Jul 30 ↓10:32 pm

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Indianapolis

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mars is just 23 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, Jul 30 ↓10:06 pm

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Indianapolis

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.

Fri, Jul 30 ↑9:57 pm

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Indianapolis

Up almost all night.

Saturn is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Fri, Jul 30 ↑9:02 pm

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Indianapolis

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 31 ↑12:59 am

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Indianapolis

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Jul 30 ↑10:54 pm

Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021

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Planets Visible in Indianapolis

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jul 30, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:26 amFri 9:00 pmFri 1:44 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 9:26 amFri 10:32 pmFri 4:00 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 8:37 amFri 10:06 pmFri 3:22 pmDifficult to see
JupiterFri 9:57 pmSat 8:35 amSat 3:16 amPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 9:02 pmSat 6:58 amSat 2:00 amPerfect visibility
UranusSat 12:59 amSat 2:53 pmSat 7:56 amDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 10:54 pmSat 10:32 amSat 4:43 amDifficult to see