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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Midland, Texas, USA

Night Time

10 hours, 23 minutes

Fri, May 7 at 8:33 pm - Sat, May 8 at 6:55 am

Visible tonight, May 7 – May 8, 2021

Mercury: Until Fri 10:08 pm
Venus: Until Fri 9:25 pm
Mars: Until Sat 12:32 am
Jupiter: From Sat 3:18 am
Saturn: From Sat 2:29 am
Uranus: From Sat 6:36 am
Neptune: From Sat 4:24 am
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Tonight's Sky in Midland, May 7 – May 8, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Midland

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.

Fri, May 7 ↓10:08 pm

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Midland

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Venus is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, May 7 ↓9:25 pm

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Midland

View after sunset.

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

Sat, May 8 ↓12:32 am

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Midland

View before sunrise.

Jupiter can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Sat, May 8 ↑3:18 am

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Midland

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Sat, May 8 ↑2:29 am

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Midland

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, May 8 ↑6:36 am

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Midland

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, May 8 ↑4:24 am

May 7, 2021
May 8, 2021

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Planets Visible in Midland

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, May 7, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:53 amFri 10:08 pmFri 3:00 pmAverage visibility
VenusFri 7:34 amFri 9:25 pmFri 2:29 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 10:13 amSat 12:32 amFri 5:23 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 3:18 amSat 2:19 pmSat 8:48 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 2:29 amSat 1:02 pmSat 7:45 amAverage visibility
UranusSat 6:36 amSat 7:56 pmSat 1:16 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSat 4:24 amSat 4:08 pmSat 10:16 amVery difficult to see