Your April guide to the 5 visible planets

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – April 2017 features a chance to see the five bright planets.

Mercury and Mars shine in the western sky at dusk with Jupiter appearing in the southeastern sky. Mercury and Mars set in the western sky during the evening, but Jupiter beams bright in the southeastern sky all night long.

Saturn rises during the late evening or around midnight in the southern sky and will be clearly visible through dawn.

Venus appears low in the eastern sky at morning dawn and is at its brightest by the end of April.




– Meteorologist Pierce Legeion

Pierce Legeion is a meteorologist and digital journalist for WNCT 9 First Alert Weather.


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