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

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Sun, Dec 9 at 5:19 pm - Mon, Dec 10 at 7:54 am

14 hours, 35 minutes

Visible tonight, Dec 9 – Dec 10, 2018

Mercury: From Mon 6:11 am

Venus: From Mon 4:15 am

Mars: Until Mon 12:17 am

Jupiter: From Mon 7:00 am

Saturn: Until Sun 6:50 pm

Uranus: Until Mon 3:55 am

Neptune: Until Mon 12:09 am

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Tonight's Sky in Indianapolis, Dec 9 – Dec 10, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Indianapolis

View just before sunrise.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Mon, Dec 10 ↑6:11 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Indianapolis

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.

Mon, Dec 10 ↑4:15 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Indianapolis

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 6 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Mon, Dec 10 ↓12:17 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Indianapolis

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Jupiter is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Dec 10 ↑7:00 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Indianapolis

View just after sunset.

Saturn is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Sun, Dec 9 ↓6:50 pm

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Indianapolis

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 10 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Mon, Dec 10 ↓3:55 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Indianapolis

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, Dec 10 ↓12:09 am

Dec 9, 2018
Dec 10, 2018

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Planets Visible in Indianapolis

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Dec 9, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:11 amMon 4:17 pmMon 11:14 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 4:15 amMon 3:07 pmMon 9:41 amGreat visibility
MarsSun 12:56 pmMon 12:17 amSun 6:37 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 7:00 amMon 4:37 pmMon 11:48 amSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSun 9:27 amSun 6:50 pmSun 2:08 pmSlightly difficult to see
UranusSun 2:40 pmMon 3:55 amSun 9:17 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSun 12:54 pmMon 12:09 amSun 6:31 pmVery difficult to see