14 hours, 45 minutes
Sat, Dec 2 at 4:59 pm – Sun, Dec 3 at 7:44 am
Visible night of Dec 2 – Dec 3, 2023
|Mercury:||Until Sat 6:11 pm|
|Venus:||From Sun 4:02 am|
|Mars:||From Sun 7:24 am|
|Jupiter:||Until Sun 4:54 am|
|Saturn:||Until Sat 11:16 pm|
|Uranus:||Until Sun 6:06 am|
|Neptune:||Until Sun 1:19 am|
Third Quarter Moon 50.137% Illuminated on Dec 5
First and Third Quarter Moons are often referred to as Half Moons—but they’re always a fraction more than 50% lit up.
Tonight's Sky in Sterling Heights, Dec 2 – Dec 3, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Sterling Heights
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 2 ↓6:11 pm
Venus rise and set in Sterling Heights
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 3 ↑4:02 am
Mars rise and set in Sterling Heights
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.
Sun, Dec 3 ↑7:24 am
Jupiter rise and set in Sterling Heights
After sunset and most of the night.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Sun, Dec 3 ↓4:54 am
Saturn rise and set in Sterling Heights
View after sunset.
Saturn can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.
Sat, Dec 2 ↓11:16 pm
Uranus rise and set in Sterling Heights
Up most of the night. Bring binoculars.
Uranus is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. You may need binoculars.
Sun, Dec 3 ↓6:06 am
Neptune rise and set in Sterling Heights
View after sunset. Use binoculars.
Neptune can be seen for more than 8 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.
Sun, Dec 3 ↓1:19 am
Planets Visible in Sterling Heights
|Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Dec 3, 2023|
|Mercury||Sat 9:34 am||Sat 6:11 pm||Sat 1:52 pm||Average visibility|
|Venus||Sun 4:02 am||Sun 3:02 pm||Sun 9:32 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Sun 7:24 am||Sun 4:39 pm||Sun 12:02 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Sat 3:16 pm||Sun 4:54 am||Sat 10:05 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Sat 12:46 pm||Sat 11:16 pm||Sat 6:01 pm||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Sat 3:47 pm||Sun 6:06 am||Sat 10:56 pm||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Sat 1:38 pm||Sun 1:19 am||Sat 7:29 pm||Difficult to see|