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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Esperanza Base, Antarctica

Night Time

Sat, Sep 19 at 6:40 pm - Sun, Sep 20 at 6:40 am

12 hours

Visible tonight, Sep 19 – Sep 20, 2020

Mercury: ↓ Sat 9:29 pm ↑ Sun 6:40 am
Venus: From Sun 6:11 am
Mars: From Sat 9:27 pm
Jupiter: Until Sun 6:02 am
Saturn: Until Sun 6:13 am
Uranus: From Sat 11:19 pm
Neptune: Slightly difficult to see
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Tonight's Sky in Esperanza Base, Sep 19 – Sep 20, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Esperanza Base

View just after sunset.

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

Sat, Sep 19 ↓9:29 pm
Sun, Sep 20 ↑6:40 am

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Esperanza Base

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, 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.

Sun, Sep 20 ↑6:11 am

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Esperanza Base

Most of the night until sunrise.

Mars is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.

Sat, Sep 19 ↑9:27 pm

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Esperanza Base

View after sunset.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 11 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Sun, Sep 20 ↓6:02 am

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Esperanza Base

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 11 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Sun, Sep 20 ↓6:13 am

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Esperanza Base

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Sep 19 ↑11:19 pm

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Esperanza Base

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.

Sep 19, 2020
Sep 20, 2020

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Planets Visible in Esperanza Base

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Sep 19, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 6:44 amSat 9:29 pmSat 2:05 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 6:11 amSun 1:51 pmSun 10:01 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 9:27 pmSun 7:46 amSun 2:37 amPerfect visibility
JupiterSat 10:11 amSun 6:02 amSat 8:06 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnSat 11:07 amSun 6:13 amSat 8:40 pmPerfect visibility
UranusSat 11:19 pmSun 7:23 amSun 3:21 amAverage visibility
NeptuneSat 5:26 pmSun 6:58 amSun 12:12 amSlightly difficult to see