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

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Visible night of Dec 7 – Dec 8, 2022

Mercury: Perfect visibility
Venus: Perfect visibility
Jupiter: ↑ Wed 2:07 pm ↓ Thu 3:28 am
Neptune: ↑ Wed 12:57 pm ↓ Thu 3:50 am
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Tonight's Sky in McMurdo, Dec 7 – Dec 8, 2022 (3 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in McMurdo

Up all night.

Mercury is up all of the polar night.

Dec 7, 2022
Dec 8, 2022

Mercury

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Venus rise and set in McMurdo

Up all night.

Venus is up all of the polar night. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Dec 7, 2022
Dec 8, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in McMurdo

Up some of the night.

Jupiter is visible for a short time during the polar night.

Wed, Dec 7 ↑2:07 pm
Thu, Dec 8 ↓3:28 am

Dec 7, 2022
Dec 8, 2022

Jupiter

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Planets Visible in McMurdo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 8, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryUp all dayWed 2:51 pmPerfect visibility
VenusUp all dayWed 2:33 pmPerfect visibility
MarsDown all dayWed 1:53 amDown all night, not visible
JupiterWed 2:07 pmThu 3:28 amWed 8:48 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnDown all dayWed 6:22 pmNot visible
UranusDown all dayWed 11:42 pmDown all night, not visible
NeptuneWed 12:57 pmThu 3:50 amWed 8:24 pmNot visible