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

Night Time

13 hours, 54 minutes

Thu, Aug 5 at 5:20 pm - Fri, Aug 6 at 7:14 am

Visible tonight, Aug 5 – Aug 6, 2021

Mercury: Until Thu 5:35 pm
Venus: Until Thu 8:10 pm
Mars: Until Thu 7:04 pm
Jupiter: From Thu 6:31 pm
Saturn: Perfect visibility
Uranus: From Fri 12:58 am
Neptune: From Thu 8:33 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Launceston, Aug 5 – Aug 6, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Launceston

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Aug 5 ↓5:35 pm

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Launceston

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Aug 5 ↓8:10 pm

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Launceston

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mars is just 21 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Aug 5 ↓7:04 pm

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Launceston

Up most of the night.

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

Thu, Aug 5 ↑6:31 pm

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Launceston

Up almost all night.

Saturn 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.

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Launceston

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Aug 6 ↑12:58 am

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Launceston

Most of the night until sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Aug 5 ↑8:33 pm

Aug 5, 2021
Aug 6, 2021

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Planets Visible in Launceston

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Aug 5, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 7:36 amThu 5:35 pmThu 12:35 pmVery difficult to see
VenusThu 8:48 amThu 8:10 pmThu 2:29 pmGood visibility
MarsThu 8:17 amThu 7:04 pmThu 1:40 pmDifficult to see
JupiterThu 6:31 pmFri 8:08 amFri 1:20 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 4:53 pmFri 7:15 amFri 12:04 amPerfect visibility
UranusFri 12:58 amFri 11:06 amFri 6:02 amAverage visibility
NeptuneThu 8:33 pmFri 9:04 amFri 2:48 amDifficult to see