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

Night Time

11 hours, 25 minutes

Thu, Mar 30 at 7:31 pm – Fri, Mar 31 at 6:56 am

Visible night of Mar 30 – Mar 31, 2023

Mercury: Until Thu 8:38 pm
Venus: Until Thu 10:35 pm
Mars: Until Fri 2:20 am
Jupiter: Until Thu 8:11 pm
Saturn: From Fri 5:30 am
Uranus: Until Thu 10:31 pm
Neptune: From Fri 6:27 am
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Venus shines as a bright ‘evening star’

Coming up: in April, Venus appears close to the Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters).

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Tonight's Sky in Sonoma, Mar 30 – Mar 31, 2023 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Sonoma

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

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

Thu, Mar 30 ↓8:38 pm

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Venus rise and set in Sonoma

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.

Thu, Mar 30 ↓10:35 pm

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Mars rise and set in Sonoma

View after sunset.

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

Fri, Mar 31 ↓2:20 am

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Jupiter rise and set in Sonoma

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Jupiter is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Mar 30 ↓8:11 pm

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Saturn rise and set in Sonoma

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Mar 31 ↑5:30 am

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Uranus rise and set in Sonoma

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.

Thu, Mar 30 ↓10:31 pm

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Neptune rise and set in Sonoma

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 14 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, Mar 31 ↑6:27 am

Mar 30, 2023
Mar 31, 2023

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Planets Visible in Sonoma

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Mar 31, 2023
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 7:28 amThu 8:38 pmThu 2:02 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 8:32 amThu 10:35 pmThu 3:33 pmGood visibility
MarsThu 11:17 amFri 2:20 amThu 6:49 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 7:26 amThu 8:11 pmThu 1:49 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnFri 5:30 amFri 4:19 pmFri 10:55 amAverage visibility
UranusThu 8:38 amThu 10:31 pmThu 3:35 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 6:27 amFri 6:13 pmFri 12:20 pmExtremely difficult to see