14 hours, 19 minutes
Sat, Dec 9 at 4:51 pm – Sun, Dec 10 at 7:10 am
Visible tonight, Dec 9 – Dec 10, 2023
|Mercury:||Until Sat 6:09 pm|
|Venus:||From Sun 3:45 am|
|Mars:||From Sun 6:41 am|
|Jupiter:||Until Sun 3:51 am|
|Saturn:||Until Sat 10:34 pm|
|Uranus:||Until Sun 5:00 am|
|Neptune:||Until Sun 12:29 am|
Tonight's Sky in Santa Cruz, Dec 9 – Dec 10, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Santa Cruz
View just after sunset.
Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.
Sat, Dec 9 ↓6:09 pm
Venus rise and set in Santa Cruz
View before sunrise.
Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.
Sun, Dec 10 ↑3:45 am
Mars rise and set in Santa Cruz
Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.
Mars is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.
Sun, Dec 10 ↑6:41 am
Jupiter rise and set in Santa Cruz
View after sunset.
Jupiter can be seen for more than 10 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.
Sun, Dec 10 ↓3:51 am
Saturn rise and set in Santa Cruz
View after sunset.
Saturn can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.
Sat, Dec 9 ↓10:34 pm
Uranus rise and set in Santa Cruz
After sunset and most of the night. Bring binoculars.
Uranus is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset. You may need binoculars.
Sun, Dec 10 ↓5:00 am
Neptune rise and set in Santa Cruz
View after sunset. Use binoculars.
Neptune can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.
Sun, Dec 10 ↓12:29 am
Planets Visible in Santa Cruz
|Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Dec 9, 2023|
|Mercury||Sat 8:46 am||Sat 6:09 pm||Sat 1:27 pm||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Sun 3:45 am||Sun 2:39 pm||Sun 9:13 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Sun 6:41 am||Sun 4:22 pm||Sun 11:31 am||Extremely difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Sat 2:31 pm||Sun 3:51 am||Sat 9:11 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 11:47 am||Sat 10:34 pm||Sat 5:10 pm||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 3:07 pm||Sun 5:00 am||Sat 10:03 pm||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Sat 12:44 pm||Sun 12:29 am||Sat 6:37 pm||Difficult to see|