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

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10 hours

Mon, Aug 2 at 8:13 pm - Tue, Aug 3 at 6:14 am

Visible night of Aug 2 – Aug 3, 2021

Mercury: Until Mon 8:25 pm
Venus: Until Mon 9:49 pm
Mars: Until Mon 9:18 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 9:04 pm
Saturn: Until Tue 6:13 am
Uranus: From Tue 12:15 am
Neptune: From Mon 10:04 pm
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Tonight's Sky in San Jose, Aug 2 – Aug 3, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in San Jose

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 2 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, Aug 2 ↓8:25 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Venus rise and set in San Jose

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.

Mon, Aug 2 ↓9:49 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Mars rise and set in San Jose

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mars is just 22 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Aug 2 ↓9:18 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in San Jose

Up most of the night.

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

Mon, Aug 2 ↑9:04 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in San Jose

Up almost all night.

Saturn 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.

Tue, Aug 3 ↓6:13 am

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in San Jose

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Tue, Aug 3 ↑12:15 am

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in San Jose

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, Aug 2 ↑10:04 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Planets Visible in San Jose

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Aug 3, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:16 amMon 8:25 pmMon 1:21 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusMon 8:58 amMon 9:49 pmMon 3:24 pmGood visibility
MarsMon 8:01 amMon 9:18 pmMon 2:40 pmDifficult to see
JupiterMon 9:04 pmTue 7:48 amTue 2:26 amPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 8:06 pmTue 6:13 amTue 1:10 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 12:15 amTue 1:59 pmTue 7:07 amAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 10:04 pmTue 9:43 amTue 3:54 amDifficult to see