Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

From location

San Diego
Begin typing the name of a town near to you, and then select the town from the list of options which appear below.
Rise21:07
Set08:58

The Moon is 17 days old, waning gibbous, and is approaching last quarter. From San Diego, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:47, when it reaches an altitude of 10° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:59, 55° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 34° above your south-western horizon.

11 Aug 2022  –  Full Moon
18 Aug 2022  –  Moon at Last Quarter
27 Aug 2022  –  New Moon
03 Sep 2022  –  Moon at First Quarter
Rise08:06
Set20:39

Mercury recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From San Diego, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 7° above the horizon at dusk.

Rise04:42
Set18:36

Venus remains just about visible as a morning object, now well past greatest elongation west and returning closer to the Sun. From San Diego, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:39 (PDT) – 1 hour and 29 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 13° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:52.

Rise00:03
Set13:45

Mars is currently visible as a morning object. From San Diego, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:02 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 68° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:42.

13 Oct 2020  –  Mars at opposition
30 Nov 2022  –  Mars at perigee
07 Dec 2022  –  Mars at opposition
12 Jan 2025  –  Mars at perigee
Rise21:41
Set09:56

Jupiter is currently visible as a morning object. From San Diego, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:22, when it reaches an altitude of 7° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:48, 59° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:52, 47° above your south-western horizon.

19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
02 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
07 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise19:33
Set06:16

Saturn is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From San Diego, it is visible between 20:30 and 05:20. It will become accessible around 20:30, when it rises to an altitude of 10° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 00:55, 41° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:20 when it sinks below 10° above your south-western horizon.

14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
07 Sep 2024  –  Saturn at opposition
23 Mar 2025  –  Saturn ring plane crossing
Rise23:33
Set13:09

Uranus is currently emerging from behind the Sun. From San Diego, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:33 (PDT) and reaching an altitude of 66° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:06.

04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
16 Nov 2024  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise21:05
Set08:53

Neptune is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From San Diego, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:54, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:59, 54° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:06, 43° above your south-western horizon.

14 Sep 2021  –  Neptune at opposition
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition
20 Sep 2024  –  Neptune at opposition

Share

Follow

San Diego

Latitude:
Longitude:
Timezone:

32.72°N
117.16°W
PDT

Color scheme