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Mon, May 21 at 8:19 pm - Tue, May 22 at 5:50 am

9 hours, 31 minutes

Visible tonight, May 21 – May 22, 2018

Mercury: From Tue 5:08 am

Venus: Until Mon 10:55 pm

Mars: From Tue 12:41 am

Jupiter: Until Tue 5:17 am

Saturn: From Mon 10:59 pm

Uranus: From Tue 4:22 am

Neptune: From Tue 2:37 am

Location of Washington DCLocation

Tonight's Sky in Washington DC, May 21 – May 22, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Washington DC

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

Mercury is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Tue, May 22 ↑5:08 am

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Venus rise and set in Washington DC

View after sunset.

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

Mon, May 21 ↓10:55 pm

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Washington DC

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Tue, May 22 ↑12:41 am

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Washington DC

Up most of the night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Tue, May 22 ↓5:17 am

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Washington DC

Most of the night until sunrise.

Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.

Mon, May 21 ↑10:59 pm

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Washington DC

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

Uranus is just 30 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Tue, May 22 ↑4:22 am

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Washington DC

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 22 ↑2:37 am

May 21, 2018
May 22, 2018

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Planets Visible in Washington DC

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 21, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 5:08 amTue 6:55 pmTue 12:01 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 7:50 amMon 10:55 pmMon 3:22 pmGood visibility
MarsTue 12:41 amTue 10:15 amTue 5:28 amPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 6:57 pmTue 5:17 amTue 12:07 amPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 10:59 pmTue 8:29 amTue 3:44 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 4:22 amTue 5:39 pmTue 11:01 amVery difficult to see
NeptuneTue 2:37 amTue 2:00 pmTue 8:18 amVery difficult to see