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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

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Mon, Oct 21 at 6:27 pm - Tue, Oct 22 at 7:15 am

12 hours, 48 minutes

Visible tonight, Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2019

Mercury: Until Mon 7:30 pm

Venus: Until Mon 7:22 pm

Mars: From Tue 5:56 am

Jupiter: Until Mon 9:30 pm

Saturn: Until Mon 11:12 pm

Uranus: From Mon 6:42 pm

Neptune: Until Tue 4:02 am

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Tonight's Sky in Las Cruces, Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Las Cruces

View just after sunset.

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

Mon, Oct 21 ↓7:30 pm

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Las Cruces

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, 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.

Mon, Oct 21 ↓7:22 pm

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Las Cruces

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

Mars is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Tue, Oct 22 ↑5:56 am

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Las Cruces

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Oct 21 ↓9:30 pm

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Las Cruces

View after sunset.

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

Mon, Oct 21 ↓11:12 pm

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Las Cruces

Up most of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. You may need binoculars.

Mon, Oct 21 ↑6:42 pm

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Las Cruces

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 9 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, Oct 22 ↓4:02 am

Oct 21, 2019
Oct 22, 2019

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Planets Visible in Las Cruces

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Oct 21, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 9:18 amMon 7:30 pmMon 2:24 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 8:42 amMon 7:22 pmMon 2:02 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsTue 5:56 amTue 5:41 pmTue 11:49 amDifficult to see
JupiterMon 11:29 amMon 9:30 pmMon 4:29 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 1:09 pmMon 11:12 pmMon 6:10 pmAverage visibility
UranusMon 6:42 pmTue 7:50 amTue 1:16 amAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 4:31 pmTue 4:02 amMon 10:17 pmDifficult to see