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

Night Time

10 hours, 49 minutes

Sat, Sep 25 at 7:19 pm - Sun, Sep 26 at 7:07 am

Visible tonight, Sep 25 – Sep 26, 2021

Mercury: Slightly difficult to see
Venus: Good visibility
Mars: Until Sat 7:49 pm
Jupiter: Perfect visibility
Saturn: Perfect visibility
Neptune: Slightly difficult to see
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Tonight's Sky in McMurdo, Sep 25 – Sep 26, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in McMurdo

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.

Sep 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Venus rise and set in McMurdo

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sep 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Mars rise and set in McMurdo

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mars is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sat, Sep 25 ↓7:49 pm

Sep 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in McMurdo

Most of the night until sunrise.

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

Sep 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in McMurdo

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 10 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Sep 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in McMurdo

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 25, 2021
Sep 26, 2021

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Planets Visible in McMurdo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Sep 25, 2021
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MercuryUp all daySat 2:05 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusUp all daySat 3:29 pmGood visibility
MarsSat 6:17 amSat 7:49 pmSat 1:02 pmExtremely difficult to see
JupiterUp all daySat 10:19 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnUp all daySat 9:14 pmPerfect visibility
UranusDown all daySat 3:26 amDown all night, not visible
NeptuneSat 4:30 pmSun 8:41 amSun 12:06 amSlightly difficult to see