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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Esperanza Base, Antarctica

Night Time

6 hours, 9 minutes

Fri, Jan 27 at 9:56 pm – Sat, Jan 28 at 4:05 am

Visible tonight, Jan 27 – Jan 28, 2023

Mercury: From Sat 1:39 am
Venus: Until Fri 10:25 pm
Mars: Until Fri 10:37 pm
Jupiter: Until Fri 10:38 pm
Saturn: Until Fri 10:19 pm
Uranus: Until Fri 10:56 pm
Neptune: Until Fri 10:32 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Esperanza Base, Jan 27 – Jan 28, 2023 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Esperanza Base

View just before sunrise.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Sat, Jan 28 ↑1:39 am

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Venus rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:25 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Mars rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try after sunset.

Mars sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:37 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Jupiter rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try after sunset.

Jupiter sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:38 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Saturn rise and set in Esperanza Base

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Saturn is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:19 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Uranus rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:56 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Neptune rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Jan 27 ↓10:32 pm

Jan 27, 2023
Jan 28, 2023

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Planets Visible in Esperanza Base

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jan 27, 2023
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 1:39 amSat 8:52 pmSat 11:15 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 6:40 amFri 10:25 pmFri 2:34 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 7:01 pmFri 10:37 pmFri 8:49 pmSlightly difficult to see
JupiterFri 10:45 amFri 10:38 pmFri 4:41 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnFri 6:06 amFri 10:19 pmFri 2:13 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusFri 3:24 pmFri 10:56 pmFri 7:10 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 9:25 amFri 10:32 pmFri 3:58 pmExtremely difficult to see