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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Portland, Maine, USA

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Wed, Mar 20 at 6:53 pm - Thu, Mar 21 at 6:42 am

11 hours, 50 minutes

Visible night of Mar 20 – Mar 21, 2019

Mercury: From Thu 6:06 am

Venus: From Thu 5:22 am

Mars: Until Wed 11:32 pm

Jupiter: From Thu 1:50 am

Saturn: From Thu 3:35 am

Uranus: Until Wed 9:29 pm

Neptune: From Thu 6:19 am

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Tonight's Sky in Portland, Mar 20 – Mar 21, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Portland

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Mar 21 ↑6:06 am

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Portland

View before sunrise.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Mar 21 ↑5:22 am

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Portland

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Mar 20 ↓11:32 pm

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Portland

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 4 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Thu, Mar 21 ↑1:50 am

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Portland

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Mar 21 ↑3:35 am

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Portland

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is just 31 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars.

Wed, Mar 20 ↓9:29 pm

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Portland

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 13 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Mar 21 ↑6:19 am

Mar 20, 2019
Mar 21, 2019

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Planets Visible in Portland

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Mar 21, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:06 amThu 5:51 pmThu 11:59 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 5:22 amThu 3:39 pmThu 10:30 amGood visibility
MarsWed 8:49 amWed 11:32 pmWed 4:10 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 1:50 amThu 10:48 amThu 6:19 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 3:35 amThu 12:43 pmThu 8:09 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 7:58 amWed 9:29 pmWed 2:43 pmVery difficult to see
NeptuneThu 6:19 amThu 5:36 pmThu 11:58 amExtremely difficult to see