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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 48 minutes

Tue, Feb 27 at 6:15 pm – Wed, Feb 28 at 7:02 am

Visible night of Feb 27 – Feb 28, 2024

Venus: From Wed 6:02 am
Mars: From Wed 5:56 am
Jupiter: Until Tue 11:25 pm
Uranus: Until Wed 12:10 am
Neptune: Until Tue 7:41 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Lincoln, Feb 27 – Feb 28, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Lincoln

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, 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.

Wed, Feb 28 ↑6:02 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Lincoln

View just before sunrise.

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

Wed, Feb 28 ↑5:56 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Lincoln

View after sunset.

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

Tue, Feb 27 ↓11:25 pm

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Lincoln

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Wed, Feb 28 ↓12:10 am

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Lincoln

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Tue, Feb 27 ↓7:41 pm

Feb 27, 2024
Feb 28, 2024

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Planets Visible in Lincoln

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Feb 28, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 7:13 amWed 6:14 pmWed 12:43 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusWed 6:02 amWed 4:07 pmWed 11:04 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 5:56 amWed 3:50 pmWed 10:53 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterTue 9:40 amTue 11:25 pmTue 4:32 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 7:12 amWed 6:11 pmWed 12:42 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusTue 10:01 amWed 12:10 amTue 5:06 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 7:54 amTue 7:41 pmTue 1:47 pmExtremely difficult to see