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

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9 hours, 16 minutes

Tue, May 11 at 8:31 pm - Wed, May 12 at 5:47 am

Visible night of May 11 – May 12, 2021

Mercury: Until Tue 10:29 pm
Venus: Until Tue 9:33 pm
Mars: Until Wed 12:33 am
Jupiter: From Wed 2:47 am
Saturn: From Wed 2:05 am
Uranus: From Wed 5:22 am
Neptune: From Wed 3:39 am
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Tonight's Sky in Minneapolis, May 11 – May 12, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Minneapolis

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.

Tue, May 11 ↓10:29 pm

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Minneapolis

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Venus is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Tue, May 11 ↓9:33 pm

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Minneapolis

View after sunset.

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

Wed, May 12 ↓12:33 am

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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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.

Wed, May 12 ↑2:47 am

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Minneapolis

View before sunrise.

Saturn can be seen for more than 3 hours before sunrise.

Wed, May 12 ↑2:05 am

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Minneapolis

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 10 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, May 12 ↑5:22 am

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Minneapolis

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.

Wed, May 12 ↑3:39 am

May 11, 2021
May 12, 2021

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Planets Visible in Minneapolis

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 12, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:41 amTue 10:29 pmTue 2:35 pmAverage visibility
VenusTue 6:25 amTue 9:33 pmTue 1:59 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsTue 8:51 amWed 12:33 amTue 4:42 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 2:47 amWed 1:12 pmWed 7:59 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 2:05 amWed 11:45 amWed 6:55 amFairly good visibility
UranusWed 5:22 amWed 7:30 pmWed 12:26 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 3:39 amWed 3:12 pmWed 9:25 amVery difficult to see