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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Wed, Aug 21 at 7:51 pm - Thu, Aug 22 at 6:30 am

10 hours, 39 minutes

Visible tonight, Aug 21 – Aug 22, 2019

Mercury: From Thu 5:27 am

Venus: Until Wed 8:02 pm

Mars: Until Wed 8:05 pm

Jupiter: Until Thu 12:52 am

Saturn: Until Thu 3:00 am

Uranus: From Wed 10:41 pm

Neptune: From Wed 8:38 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Santa Cruz, Aug 21 – Aug 22, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Santa Cruz

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

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

Thu, Aug 22 ↑5:27 am

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Santa Cruz

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Venus is just 2 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Wed, Aug 21 ↓8:02 pm

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Santa Cruz

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Aug 21 ↓8:05 pm

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Santa Cruz

View after sunset.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 5 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Aug 22 ↓12:52 am

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Santa Cruz

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Aug 22 ↓3:00 am

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Santa Cruz

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Wed, Aug 21 ↑10:41 pm

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Santa Cruz

Up most of the night. Use binoculars.

Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Aug 21 ↑8:38 pm

Aug 21, 2019
Aug 22, 2019

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Planets Visible in Santa Cruz

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Aug 21, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:27 amThu 7:21 pmThu 12:25 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 6:39 amWed 8:02 pmWed 1:21 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 6:48 amWed 8:05 pmWed 1:27 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterWed 3:10 pmThu 12:52 amWed 8:01 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 5:19 pmThu 3:00 amWed 10:09 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 10:41 pmThu 12:06 pmThu 5:23 amAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 8:38 pmThu 8:07 amThu 2:23 amDifficult to see