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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Wed, Jul 15 at 5:09 pm - Thu, Jul 16 at 7:09 am

14 hours

Visible tonight, Jul 15 – Jul 16, 2020

Mercury: From Thu 5:47 am

Venus: From Thu 4:01 am

Mars: From Wed 11:10 pm

Jupiter: Perfect visibility

Saturn: From Wed 5:29 pm

Uranus: From Thu 1:39 am

Neptune: From Wed 9:40 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Canberra, Jul 15 – Jul 16, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Canberra

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Mercury is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Jul 16 ↑5:47 am

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Canberra

View before sunrise.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Jul 16 ↑4:01 am

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Canberra

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Jul 15 ↑11:10 pm

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Canberra

Up almost all night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Canberra

Up most of the night.

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

Wed, Jul 15 ↑5:29 pm

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Canberra

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Jul 16 ↑1:39 am

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Canberra

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 9 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Jul 15 ↑9:40 pm

Jul 15, 2020
Jul 16, 2020

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Planets Visible in Canberra

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jul 15, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:47 amThu 3:56 pmThu 10:51 amDifficult to see
VenusThu 4:01 amThu 2:22 pmThu 9:12 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 11:10 pmThu 11:09 amThu 5:10 amPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 4:55 pmThu 7:12 amThu 12:03 amPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 5:29 pmThu 7:36 amThu 12:32 amPerfect visibility
UranusThu 1:39 amThu 12:18 pmThu 6:58 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 9:40 pmThu 10:10 amThu 3:55 amDifficult to see