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Tue, Sep 18 at 7:11 pm - Wed, Sep 19 at 6:53 am

11 hours, 42 minutes

Visible night of Sep 18 – Sep 19, 2018

Mercury: ↓ Tue 7:13 pm ↑ Wed 6:45 am

Venus: Until Tue 8:23 pm

Mars: Until Wed 2:15 am

Jupiter: Until Tue 9:33 pm

Saturn: Until Wed 12:11 am

Uranus: From Tue 8:35 pm

Neptune: Until Wed 6:00 am

Location of Washington DCLocation

Tonight's Sky in Washington DC, Sep 18 – Sep 19, 2018 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Washington DC

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Tue, Sep 18 ↓7:13 pm
Wed, Sep 19 ↑6:45 am

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 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.

Tue, Sep 18 ↓8:23 pm

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Mars rise and set in Washington DC

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Wed, Sep 19 ↓2:15 am

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Jupiter rise and set in Washington DC

View after sunset.

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

Tue, Sep 18 ↓9:33 pm

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Saturn rise and set in Washington DC

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 5 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Wed, Sep 19 ↓12:11 am

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Uranus rise and set in Washington DC

Most of the night until sunrise.

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

Tue, Sep 18 ↑8:35 pm

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Neptune rise and set in Washington DC

Up most of the night.

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

Wed, Sep 19 ↓6:00 am

Sep 18, 2018
Sep 19, 2018

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Planets Visible in Washington DC

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Sep 19, 2018
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:39 amTue 7:13 pmTue 12:57 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusTue 10:24 amTue 8:23 pmTue 3:24 pmGreat visibility
MarsTue 4:59 pmWed 2:15 amTue 9:37 pmPerfect visibility
JupiterTue 11:22 amTue 9:33 pmTue 4:28 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 2:44 pmWed 12:11 amTue 7:28 pmPerfect visibility
UranusTue 8:35 pmWed 9:55 amWed 3:15 amAverage visiblity
NeptuneTue 6:41 pmWed 6:00 amWed 12:21 amSlightly difficult to see