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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in South Pole, Antarctica (Amundsen-Scott station)

Night Time

All day

Visible tonight, May 29 – May 30, 2024

Saturn: Good visibility
Neptune: Extremely difficult to see
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Tonight's Sky in South Pole, May 29 – May 30, 2024 (2 planets visible)

Saturn rise and set in South Pole

Up all night.

Saturn is up all of the polar night. It is quite 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.

May 29, 2024
May 30, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in South Pole

Up all night. Use binoculars.

Neptune is up all of 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. Very faint, use binoculars.

May 29, 2024
May 30, 2024

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Planets Visible in South Pole

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 29, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryDown all dayWed 10:45 pmDown all night, not visible
VenusDown all dayWed 11:50 pmDown all night, not visible
MarsDown all dayWed 8:53 pmDown all night, not visible
JupiterDown all dayWed 11:25 pmDown all night, not visible
SaturnUp all dayWed 6:51 pmGood visibility
UranusDown all dayWed 10:57 pmDown all night, not visible
NeptuneUp all dayWed 7:31 pmExtremely difficult to see