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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Parkes, New South Wales, Australia

Night Time

13 hours, 39 minutes

Wed, Jul 24 at 5:23 pm – Thu, Jul 25 at 7:03 am

Visible night of Jul 24 – Jul 25, 2024

Mercury: Until Wed 7:33 pm
Venus: Until Wed 6:26 pm
Mars: From Thu 2:50 am
Jupiter: From Thu 3:39 am
Saturn: From Wed 8:59 pm
Uranus: From Thu 2:22 am
Neptune: From Wed 9:51 pm
Location of ParkesLocation

Venus Returns as the Evening Star

Starting from around now—depending on the latitude of your town or city—Venus is returning to the western sky after sunset.

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Tonight's Sky in Parkes, Jul 24 – Jul 25, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Parkes

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.

Wed, Jul 24 ↓7:33 pm

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Venus rise and set in Parkes

View just after sunset.

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

Wed, Jul 24 ↓6:26 pm

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Mars rise and set in Parkes

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Jul 25 ↑2:50 am

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Jupiter rise and set in Parkes

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, Jul 25 ↑3:39 am

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Saturn rise and set in Parkes

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 10 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Jul 24 ↑8:59 pm

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Uranus rise and set in Parkes

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 25 ↑2:22 am

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Neptune rise and set in Parkes

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 24 ↑9:51 pm

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Planets Visible in Parkes

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Jul 25, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:25 amWed 7:33 pmWed 1:58 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusWed 7:55 amWed 6:26 pmWed 1:10 pmFairly good visibility
MarsThu 2:50 amThu 1:05 pmThu 7:58 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 3:39 amThu 1:43 pmThu 8:41 amFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 8:59 pmThu 9:36 amThu 3:18 amGreat visibility
UranusThu 2:22 amThu 12:42 pmThu 7:32 amDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 9:51 pmThu 10:01 amThu 3:56 amDifficult to see