12 hours, 14 minutes
Sun, Oct 1 at 6:52 pm – Mon, Oct 2 at 7:06 am
Visible tonight, Oct 1 – Oct 2, 2023
|Mercury:||From Mon 5:58 am|
|Venus:||From Mon 3:32 am|
|Mars:||Until Sun 7:28 pm|
|Jupiter:||From Sun 8:24 pm|
|Saturn:||Until Mon 4:04 am|
|Uranus:||From Sun 8:44 pm|
|Neptune:||Until Mon 6:07 am|
As Venus Dazzles, Data Reveals Subtle Patterns
Venus—currently shining in the morning sky—produces patterns that can only be revealed by plotting data over many thousands of years.
Tonight's Sky in Sterling, Oct 1 – Oct 2, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Sterling
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.
Mercury is just 14 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Mon, Oct 2 ↑5:58 am
Venus rise and set in Sterling
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.
Mon, Oct 2 ↑3:32 am
Mars rise and set in Sterling
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.
Mars is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Sun, Oct 1 ↓7:28 pm
Jupiter rise and set in Sterling
Most of the night until sunrise.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.
Sun, Oct 1 ↑8:24 pm
Saturn rise and set in Sterling
After sunset and most of the night.
Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Mon, Oct 2 ↓4:04 am
Uranus rise and set in Sterling
View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can be seen for more than 10 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.
Sun, Oct 1 ↑8:44 pm
Neptune rise and set in Sterling
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.
Mon, Oct 2 ↓6:07 am
Planets Visible in Sterling
|Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Oct 1, 2023|
|Mercury||Mon 5:58 am||Mon 6:27 pm||Mon 12:13 pm||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Mon 3:32 am||Mon 4:47 pm||Mon 10:10 am||Great visibility|
|Mars||Sun 8:19 am||Sun 7:28 pm||Sun 1:54 pm||Very difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Sun 8:24 pm||Mon 10:07 am||Mon 3:15 am||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Sun 5:23 pm||Mon 4:04 am||Sun 10:43 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Uranus||Sun 8:44 pm||Mon 10:51 am||Mon 3:47 am||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Sun 6:21 pm||Mon 6:07 am||Mon 12:14 am||Slightly difficult to see|