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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Oakland, California, USA

Night Time

10 hours, 26 minutes

Tue, Aug 16 at 8:00 pm – Wed, Aug 17 at 6:26 am

Visible night of Aug 16 – Aug 17, 2022

Mercury: Until Tue 9:01 pm
Venus: From Wed 4:58 am
Mars: From Wed 12:09 am
Jupiter: From Tue 9:50 pm
Saturn: Until Wed 6:16 am
Uranus: From Tue 11:34 pm
Neptune: From Tue 9:16 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Oakland, Aug 16 – Aug 17, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Oakland

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, Aug 16 ↓9:01 pm

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Oakland

View just before sunrise.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Wed, Aug 17 ↑4:58 am

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Oakland

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Aug 17 ↑12:09 am

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Oakland

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Tue, Aug 16 ↑9:50 pm

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Oakland

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.

Wed, Aug 17 ↓6:16 am

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Oakland

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Tue, Aug 16 ↑11:34 pm

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Oakland

Most of the night until sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, Aug 16 ↑9:16 pm

Aug 16, 2022
Aug 17, 2022

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Planets Visible in Oakland

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Aug 17, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 8:31 amTue 9:01 pmTue 2:47 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 4:58 amWed 7:09 pmWed 12:04 pmFairly good visibility
MarsWed 12:09 amWed 2:13 pmWed 7:11 amPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 9:50 pmWed 10:05 amWed 3:57 amPerfect visibility
SaturnTue 7:51 pmWed 6:16 amWed 1:04 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 11:34 pmWed 1:28 pmWed 6:31 amAverage visibility
NeptuneTue 9:16 pmWed 9:00 amWed 3:08 amDifficult to see