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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Night Time

13 hours, 12 minutes

Wed, Apr 17 at 5:34 pm – Thu, Apr 18 at 6:46 am

Visible night of Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2024

Mercury: From Thu 5:57 am
Venus: From Thu 5:39 am
Mars: From Thu 3:28 am
Jupiter: Until Wed 6:38 pm
Saturn: From Thu 3:03 am
Uranus: Until Wed 6:37 pm
Neptune: From Thu 4:12 am
Location of HobartLocation

April 21: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks at Perihelion (Closest Point to Sun)

At most latitudes, you might be able to catch the faint comet this week after sunset, as the sky becomes dark. Find 12P/Pons-Brooks in our Night Sky Map. (The size and brightness of the comet has been exaggerated to show its position more clearly.)

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Tonight's Sky in Hobart, Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Hobart

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Apr 18 ↑5:57 am

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Hobart

View just before sunrise.

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

Thu, Apr 18 ↑5:39 am

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Hobart

View before sunrise.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Thu, Apr 18 ↑3:28 am

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Hobart

View just after sunset.

Jupiter is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Wed, Apr 17 ↓6:38 pm

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Hobart

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter.

Thu, Apr 18 ↑3:03 am

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Hobart

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Uranus is just 24 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Wed, Apr 17 ↓6:37 pm

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Hobart

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Neptune is just 29 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Thu, Apr 18 ↑4:12 am

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Planets Visible in Hobart

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Apr 18, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:57 amThu 5:03 pmThu 11:30 amExtremely difficult to see
VenusThu 5:39 amThu 5:09 pmThu 11:24 amFairly good visibility
MarsThu 3:28 amThu 4:11 pmThu 9:50 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 8:46 amWed 6:38 pmWed 1:42 pmAverage visibility
SaturnThu 3:03 amThu 4:02 pmThu 9:33 amAverage visibility
UranusWed 8:51 amWed 6:37 pmWed 1:44 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 4:12 amThu 4:29 pmThu 10:20 amExtremely difficult to see