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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

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Thu, Apr 9 at 7:51 pm - Fri, Apr 10 at 6:36 am

10 hours, 45 minutes

Visible tonight, Apr 9 – Apr 10, 2020

Mercury: From Fri 6:04 am

Venus: Until Fri 12:06 am

Mars: From Fri 3:56 am

Jupiter: From Fri 3:13 am

Saturn: From Fri 3:32 am

Uranus: Until Thu 9:08 pm

Neptune: From Fri 5:37 am

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Tonight's Sky in Minneapolis, Apr 9 – Apr 10, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Minneapolis

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Fri, Apr 10 ↑6:04 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Minneapolis

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.

Fri, Apr 10 ↓12:06 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Minneapolis

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Apr 10 ↑3:56 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Minneapolis

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Apr 10 ↑3:13 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Minneapolis

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Apr 10 ↑3:32 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Minneapolis

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Apr 9 ↓9:08 pm

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Minneapolis

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

Neptune is just 31 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Apr 10 ↑5:37 am

Apr 9, 2020
Apr 10, 2020

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Planets Visible in Minneapolis

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Apr 9, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 6:04 amFri 5:50 pmFri 11:56 amDifficult to see
VenusThu 8:13 amFri 12:06 amThu 4:09 pmGreat visibility
MarsFri 3:56 amFri 1:17 pmFri 8:36 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 3:13 amFri 12:18 pmFri 7:46 amFairly good visibility
SaturnFri 3:32 amFri 12:47 pmFri 8:09 amAverage visibility
UranusThu 7:17 amThu 9:08 pmThu 2:13 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 5:37 amFri 5:01 pmFri 11:19 amExtremely difficult to see