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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Esperanza Base, Antarctica

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Wed, Apr 24 at 5:05 pm - Thu, Apr 25 at 8:29 am

15 hours, 24 minutes

Visible tonight, Apr 24 – Apr 25, 2019

Mercury: ↓ Wed 5:12 pm ↑ Thu 5:30 am

Venus: From Thu 5:00 am

Mars: Until Wed 5:42 pm

Jupiter: From Wed 6:15 pm

Saturn: From Wed 8:29 pm

Uranus: ↓ Wed 5:06 pm ↑ Thu 8:12 am

Neptune: From Thu 3:01 am

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Tonight's Sky in Esperanza Base, Apr 24 – Apr 25, 2019 (6 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.

Wed, Apr 24 ↓5:12 pm
Thu, Apr 25 ↑5:30 am

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Esperanza Base

View just before sunrise.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Apr 25 ↑5:00 am

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

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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.

Wed, Apr 24 ↓5:42 pm

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Esperanza Base

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 14 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Apr 24 ↑6:15 pm

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Esperanza Base

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 11 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Apr 24 ↑8:29 pm

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

Saturn

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Neptune rise and set in Esperanza Base

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.

Thu, Apr 25 ↑3:01 am

Apr 24, 2019
Apr 25, 2019

Neptune

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Planets Visible in Esperanza Base

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Apr 24, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 5:23 amWed 5:12 pmWed 11:19 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 5:00 amThu 4:56 pmThu 10:59 amFairly good visibility
MarsWed 1:32 pmWed 5:42 pmWed 3:37 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterWed 6:15 pmThu 2:04 pmThu 4:09 amPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 8:29 pmThu 3:38 pmThu 6:04 amPerfect visibility
UranusWed 8:15 amWed 5:06 pmWed 12:40 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
NeptuneThu 3:01 amThu 4:41 pmThu 9:51 amVery difficult to see