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

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Sat, Apr 4 at 7:32 pm - Sun, Apr 5 at 6:43 am

11 hours, 11 minutes

Visible tonight, Apr 4 – Apr 5, 2020

Mercury: From Sun 5:56 am

Venus: Until Sat 11:31 pm

Mars: From Sun 3:40 am

Jupiter: From Sun 3:05 am

Saturn: From Sun 3:26 am

Uranus: Until Sat 9:08 pm

Neptune: From Sun 5:45 am

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Tonight's Sky in Sacramento, Apr 4 – Apr 5, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Sacramento

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sun, Apr 5 ↑5:56 am

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Sacramento

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, Apr 4 ↓11:31 pm

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Sacramento

View before sunrise.

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

Sun, Apr 5 ↑3:40 am

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Sacramento

View before sunrise.

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

Sun, Apr 5 ↑3:05 am

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Sacramento

View before sunrise.

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

Sun, Apr 5 ↑3:26 am

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Sacramento

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Uranus is just 20 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sat, Apr 4 ↓9:08 pm

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Sacramento

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only. Use binoculars.

Neptune is just 26 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, Apr 5 ↑5:45 am

Apr 4, 2020
Apr 5, 2020

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Planets Visible in Sacramento

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Apr 4, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 5:56 amSun 5:27 pmSun 11:41 amDifficult to see
VenusSat 8:36 amSat 11:31 pmSat 4:03 pmGreat visibility
MarsSun 3:40 amSun 1:29 pmSun 8:34 amAverage visibility
JupiterSun 3:05 amSun 12:46 pmSun 7:56 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 3:26 amSun 1:16 pmSun 8:21 amAverage visibility
UranusSat 7:40 amSat 9:08 pmSat 2:24 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 5:45 amSun 5:16 pmSun 11:30 amExtremely difficult to see