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

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Wed, Jan 16 at 8:43 pm - Thu, Jan 17 at 6:16 am

9 hours, 33 minutes

Visible tonight, Jan 16 – Jan 17, 2019

Mercury: From Thu 5:31 am

Venus: From Thu 3:07 am

Mars: Until Thu 12:05 am

Jupiter: From Thu 3:15 am

Saturn: From Thu 5:16 am

Uranus: Until Thu 12:54 am

Neptune: Until Wed 11:06 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Melbourne, Jan 16 – Jan 17, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Melbourne

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

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

Thu, Jan 17 ↑5:31 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Melbourne

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, Jan 17 ↑3:07 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Melbourne

View after sunset.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Thu, Jan 17 ↓12:05 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Melbourne

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Jan 17 ↑3:15 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Melbourne

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

Saturn is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Thu, Jan 17 ↑5:16 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Melbourne

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Thu, Jan 17 ↓12:54 am

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Melbourne

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Jan 16 ↓11:06 pm

Jan 16, 2019
Jan 17, 2019

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Planets Visible in Melbourne

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jan 16, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:31 amThu 8:19 pmThu 12:55 pmDifficult to see
VenusThu 3:07 amThu 5:15 pmThu 10:11 amGreat visibility
MarsWed 12:26 pmThu 12:05 amWed 6:16 pmAverage visibility
JupiterThu 3:15 amThu 5:46 pmThu 10:30 amFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 5:16 amThu 7:49 pmThu 12:32 pmDifficult to see
UranusWed 1:56 pmThu 12:54 amWed 7:25 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 10:19 amWed 11:06 pmWed 4:42 pmVery difficult to see