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

Night Time

10 hours, 14 minutes

Thu, Jul 29 at 8:06 pm - Fri, Jul 30 at 6:20 am

Visible tonight, Jul 29 – Jul 30, 2021

Mercury: From Fri 6:07 am
Venus: Until Thu 9:48 pm
Mars: Until Thu 9:20 pm
Jupiter: From Thu 9:14 pm
Saturn: From Thu 8:13 pm
Uranus: From Fri 12:39 am
Neptune: From Thu 10:17 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Las Cruces, Jul 29 – Jul 30, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Las Cruces

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, Jul 30 ↑6:07 am

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Las Cruces

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.

Thu, Jul 29 ↓9:48 pm

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Las Cruces

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.

Thu, Jul 29 ↓9:20 pm

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Las Cruces

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.

Thu, Jul 29 ↑9:14 pm

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Las Cruces

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.

Thu, Jul 29 ↑8:13 pm

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Las Cruces

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.

Fri, Jul 30 ↑12:39 am

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Las Cruces

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Jul 29 ↑10:17 pm

Jul 29, 2021
Jul 30, 2021

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Planets Visible in Las Cruces

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Jul 29, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:07 amFri 8:05 pmFri 1:06 pmVery difficult to see
VenusThu 8:55 amThu 9:48 pmThu 3:22 pmGood visibility
MarsThu 8:11 amThu 9:20 pmThu 2:46 pmDifficult to see
JupiterThu 9:14 pmFri 8:12 amFri 2:43 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 8:13 pmFri 6:40 amFri 1:26 amPerfect visibility
UranusFri 12:39 amFri 2:05 pmFri 7:22 amDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 10:17 pmFri 10:01 amFri 4:09 amDifficult to see