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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Night Time

13 hours, 11 minutes

Fri, Aug 19 at 5:47 pm – Sat, Aug 20 at 6:59 am

Visible tonight, Aug 19 – Aug 20, 2022

Mercury: Until Fri 7:55 pm
Venus: From Sat 6:14 am
Mars: From Sat 1:16 am
Jupiter: From Fri 9:03 pm
Saturn: Until Sat 6:57 am
Uranus: From Sat 12:26 am
Neptune: From Fri 7:59 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Melbourne, Aug 19 – Aug 20, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Melbourne

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.

Fri, Aug 19 ↓7:55 pm

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Melbourne

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, Aug 20 ↑6:14 am

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Melbourne

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Sat, Aug 20 ↑1:16 am

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Melbourne

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 9 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Fri, Aug 19 ↑9:03 pm

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Melbourne

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.

Sat, Aug 20 ↓6:57 am

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Melbourne

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.

Sat, Aug 20 ↑12:26 am

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Melbourne

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.

Fri, Aug 19 ↑7:59 pm

Aug 19, 2022
Aug 20, 2022

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Planets Visible in Melbourne

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Aug 19, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 8:04 amFri 7:55 pmFri 1:59 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSat 6:14 amSat 4:21 pmSat 11:17 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsSat 1:16 amSat 11:20 amSat 6:18 amPerfect visibility
JupiterFri 9:03 pmSat 8:56 amSat 2:59 amPerfect visibility
SaturnFri 5:14 pmSat 6:57 amSat 12:05 amPerfect visibility
UranusSat 12:26 amSat 10:40 amSat 5:33 amAverage visibility
NeptuneFri 7:59 pmSat 8:22 amSat 2:10 amDifficult to see