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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Night Time

Thu, Jul 9 at 8:36 pm - Fri, Jul 10 at 5:20 am

8 hours, 43 minutes

Visible night of Jul 9 – Jul 10, 2020

Mercury: From Fri 4:41 am

Venus: From Fri 2:56 am

Mars: From Fri 12:07 am

Jupiter: From Thu 8:45 pm

Saturn: From Thu 9:06 pm

Uranus: From Fri 1:08 am

Neptune: From Thu 11:21 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Rapid City, Jul 9 – Jul 10, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Rapid City

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Fri, Jul 10 ↑4:41 am

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Rapid City

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.

Fri, Jul 10 ↑2:56 am

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Rapid City

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Fri, Jul 10 ↑12:07 am

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Rapid City

Up almost all night.

Jupiter 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.

Thu, Jul 9 ↑8:45 pm

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Rapid City

Up most of the night.

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

Thu, Jul 9 ↑9:06 pm

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Rapid City

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Jul 10 ↑1:08 am

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Rapid City

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Jul 9 ↑11:21 pm

Jul 9, 2020
Jul 10, 2020

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Planets Visible in Rapid City

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jul 10, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 4:41 amFri 7:19 pmFri 11:59 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusFri 2:56 amFri 5:24 pmFri 10:10 amGreat visibility
MarsFri 12:07 amFri 12:11 pmFri 6:09 amPerfect visibility
JupiterThu 8:45 pmFri 5:48 amFri 1:17 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 9:06 pmFri 6:22 amFri 1:44 amPerfect visibility
UranusFri 1:08 amFri 3:08 pmFri 8:08 amDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 11:21 pmFri 10:50 amFri 5:05 amDifficult to see