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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in San Diego, California, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 38 minutes

Sun, Feb 25 at 5:42 pm – Mon, Feb 26 at 6:20 am

Visible night of Feb 25 – Feb 26, 2024

Mercury: Extremely difficult to see
Venus: From Mon 5:08 am
Mars: From Mon 5:04 am
Jupiter: Until Sun 10:40 pm
Saturn: Until Sun 5:51 pm
Uranus: Until Sun 11:23 pm
Neptune: Until Sun 7:12 pm
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Tonight's Sky in San Diego, Feb 25 – Feb 26, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in San Diego

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Venus rise and set in San Diego

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, Feb 26 ↑5:08 am

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Mars rise and set in San Diego

View just before sunrise.

Mars is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Mon, Feb 26 ↑5:04 am

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in San Diego

View after sunset.

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

Sun, Feb 25 ↓10:40 pm

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in San Diego

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Saturn is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Feb 25 ↓5:51 pm

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in San Diego

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

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

Sun, Feb 25 ↓11:23 pm

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in San Diego

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Sun, Feb 25 ↓7:12 pm

Feb 25, 2024
Feb 26, 2024

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Planets Visible in San Diego

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Feb 26, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:25 amMon 5:34 pmMon 11:59 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusMon 5:08 amMon 3:40 pmMon 10:24 amFairly good visibility
MarsMon 5:04 amMon 3:29 pmMon 10:16 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterSun 9:22 amSun 10:40 pmSun 4:01 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnSun 6:37 amSun 5:51 pmSun 12:14 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusSun 9:47 amSun 11:23 pmSun 4:35 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneSun 7:21 amSun 7:12 pmSun 1:17 pmExtremely difficult to see