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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

Night Time

12 hours, 7 minutes

Wed, Sep 28 at 6:49 pm – Thu, Sep 29 at 6:56 am

Visible night of Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2022

Mercury: From Thu 6:02 am
Venus: From Thu 6:25 am
Mars: From Wed 10:21 pm
Jupiter: Until Thu 6:46 am
Saturn: Until Thu 3:04 am
Uranus: From Wed 8:33 pm
Neptune: Until Thu 5:59 am
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Tonight's Sky in Wilmington, Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Wilmington

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 10 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Sep 29 ↑6:02 am

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Wilmington

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

Venus is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Sep 29 ↑6:25 am

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Wilmington

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Sep 28 ↑10:21 pm

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Wilmington

Up almost all night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Thu, Sep 29 ↓6:46 am

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Wilmington

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 8 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Thu, Sep 29 ↓3:04 am

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Wilmington

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.

Wed, Sep 28 ↑8:33 pm

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Wilmington

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.

Thu, Sep 29 ↓5:59 am

Sep 28, 2022
Sep 29, 2022

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Planets Visible in Wilmington

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Sep 29, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:02 amThu 6:14 pmThu 12:08 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 6:25 amThu 6:38 pmThu 12:32 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsWed 10:21 pmThu 1:06 pmThu 5:44 amPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 6:43 pmThu 6:46 amThu 12:45 amPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 4:52 pmThu 3:04 amWed 9:58 pmPerfect visibility
UranusWed 8:33 pmThu 10:34 amThu 3:34 amAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 6:19 pmThu 5:59 amThu 12:09 amSlightly difficult to see