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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

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Sun, May 26 at 8:21 pm - Mon, May 27 at 6:01 am

9 hours, 41 minutes

Visible night of May 26 – May 27, 2019

Mercury: Until Sun 8:55 pm

Venus: From Mon 4:59 am

Mars: Until Sun 10:47 pm

Jupiter: From Sun 9:25 pm

Saturn: From Sun 11:26 pm

Uranus: From Mon 4:25 am

Neptune: From Mon 2:28 am

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Tonight's Sky in Raleigh, May 26 – May 27, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Raleigh

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Sun, May 26 ↓8:55 pm

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Raleigh

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.

Mon, May 27 ↑4:59 am

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Raleigh

View after sunset.

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

Sun, May 26 ↓10:47 pm

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Raleigh

Up most of the night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Sun, May 26 ↑9:25 pm

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Raleigh

View in the early morning.

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

Sun, May 26 ↑11:26 pm

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Raleigh

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and 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.

Mon, May 27 ↑4:25 am

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Raleigh

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.

Mon, May 27 ↑2:28 am

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Planets Visible in Raleigh

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 27, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 6:21 amSun 8:55 pmSun 1:37 pmDifficult to see
VenusMon 4:59 amMon 6:34 pmMon 11:46 amFairly good visibility
MarsSun 8:09 amSun 10:47 pmSun 3:28 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSun 9:25 pmMon 7:11 amMon 2:18 amPerfect visibility
SaturnSun 11:26 pmMon 9:18 amMon 4:22 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 4:25 amMon 5:43 pmMon 11:04 amVery difficult to see
NeptuneMon 2:28 amMon 2:01 pmMon 8:14 amVery difficult to see