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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA

Night Time

9 hours, 14 minutes

Fri, May 17 at 8:12 pm – Sat, May 18 at 5:26 am

Visible night of May 17 – May 18, 2024

Mercury: From Sat 4:35 am
Venus: From Sat 5:17 am
Mars: From Sat 3:39 am
Saturn: From Sat 2:46 am
Uranus: From Sat 5:15 am
Neptune: From Sat 3:08 am
Location of WaukeshaLocation

Mars Watch

Mars is getting higher and higher in the pre-dawn sky—although it is still not visible for observers at northerly latitudes. The Red Planet will become much brighter later this year, as it heads toward opposition on January 16, 2025.

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Tonight's Sky in Waukesha, May 17 – May 18, 2024 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Waukesha

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sat, May 18 ↑4:35 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Waukesha

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Venus is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, May 18 ↑5:17 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Waukesha

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, May 18 ↑3:39 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Waukesha

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, May 18 ↑2:46 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Waukesha

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, May 18 ↑5:15 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Waukesha

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sat, May 18 ↑3:08 am

May 17, 2024
May 18, 2024

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Planets Visible in Waukesha

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, May 18, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 4:35 amSat 5:58 pmSat 11:16 amDifficult to see
VenusSat 5:17 amSat 7:46 pmSat 12:31 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 3:39 amSat 4:17 pmSat 9:58 amAverage visibility
JupiterSat 5:32 amSat 8:08 pmSat 12:50 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
SaturnSat 2:46 amSat 2:02 pmSat 8:24 amAverage visibility
UranusSat 5:15 amSat 7:44 pmSat 12:29 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSat 3:08 amSat 3:02 pmSat 9:05 amVery difficult to see