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

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Wed, Oct 23 at 12:46 am - Wed, Oct 23 at 2:27 am

1 hour, 41 minutes

Visible tonight, Oct 23

Mercury: Slightly difficult to see

Venus: Fairly good visibility

Jupiter: Fairly good visibility

Saturn: Average visibility

Uranus: From Wed 1:34 am

Neptune: Extremely difficult to see

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Tonight's Sky in McMurdo, Oct 23 (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.

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Venus rise and set in McMurdo

View just after sunset.

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

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in McMurdo

View after sunset.

Jupiter can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in McMurdo

View after sunset.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in McMurdo

Up most of the night. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the 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.

Wed, Oct 23 ↑1:34 am

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in McMurdo

Hard to see. Use binoculars.

Neptune rises above the horizon for a short period only and remains very low in the sky, so it is unlikely to be visible. Very faint, use binoculars.

Oct 22, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

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Planets Visible in McMurdo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Oct 22, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryUp all dayWed 3:10 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusUp all dayWed 2:50 pmFairly good visibility
MarsWed 5:10 amWed 8:03 pmWed 12:35 pmNot visible
JupiterUp all dayWed 5:12 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnUp all dayWed 6:52 pmAverage visibility
UranusWed 1:34 amWed 2:29 amWed 2:01 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneTue 2:46 pmWed 7:19 amTue 11:02 pmExtremely difficult to see