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Thu, Feb 22 at 5:37 pm - Fri, Feb 23 at 6:40 am

13 hours, 3 minutes

Visible night of Feb 22 – Feb 23, 2018

Mercury: Until Thu 5:56 pm

Venus: Until Thu 6:28 pm

Mars: From Fri 2:11 am

Jupiter: From Fri 12:10 am

Saturn: From Fri 3:37 am

Uranus: Until Thu 9:58 pm

Neptune: Until Thu 6:22 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Rockford, Feb 22 – Feb 23, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Rockford

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Feb 22 ↓5:56 pm

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Rockford

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Thu, Feb 22 ↓6:28 pm

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Rockford

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Feb 23 ↑2:11 am

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Rockford

View in the early morning.

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

Fri, Feb 23 ↑12:10 am

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Rockford

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Feb 23 ↑3:37 am

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Rockford

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Feb 22 ↓9:58 pm

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Rockford

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Thu, Feb 22 ↓6:22 pm

Feb 22, 2018
Feb 23, 2018

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Planets Visible in Rockford

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Feb 23, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 7:02 amThu 5:56 pmThu 12:28 pmVery difficult to see
VenusThu 7:16 amThu 6:28 pmThu 12:52 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 2:11 amFri 11:21 amFri 6:46 amAverage visiblity
JupiterFri 12:10 amFri 10:03 amFri 5:06 amPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 3:37 amFri 12:47 pmFri 8:12 amAverage visiblity
UranusThu 8:44 amThu 9:58 pmThu 3:21 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 7:11 amThu 6:22 pmThu 12:46 pmExtremely difficult to see