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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in McMurdo, Antarctica (McMurdo Station, Ross Island)

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All day

Visible tonight, May 26 – May 27, 2019

Jupiter: Perfect visibility

Saturn: Perfect visibility

Uranus: ↑ Mon 10:03 am ↓ Mon 11:28 am

Neptune: ↓ Sun 3:56 pm ↑ Mon 12:00 midnight

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Tonight's Sky in McMurdo, May 26 – May 27, 2019 (4 planets visible)

Jupiter rise and set in McMurdo

Up all night.

Jupiter is up all of the polar night.

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in McMurdo

Up all night.

Saturn is up all of the polar night.

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in McMurdo

Up some of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is visible for a short time during the polar night. It is very close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view with as little light pollution as possible. You may need binoculars.

Mon, May 27 ↑10:03 am
Mon, May 27 ↓11:28 am

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in McMurdo

Up some of the night. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible more than 15 hours during the polar night. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, May 26 ↓3:56 pm
Mon, May 27 ↑12:00 midnight

May 26, 2019
May 27, 2019

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Planets Visible in McMurdo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, May 26, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryDown all daySun 1:13 pmDown all night, not visible
VenusDown all daySun 11:23 amDown all night, not visible
MarsDown all daySun 3:08 pmDown all night, not visible
JupiterUp all daySun 2:05 amPerfect visibility
SaturnUp all daySun 4:08 amPerfect visibility
UranusMon 10:03 amMon 11:28 amMon 10:46 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 12:04 amSun 3:56 pmSun 8:00 amDifficult to see