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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Night Time

11 hours, 22 minutes

Thu, Feb 29 at 6:19 pm – Fri, Mar 1 at 5:41 am

Visible tonight, Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2024

Mercury: Until Thu 6:26 pm
Venus: From Fri 3:50 am
Mars: From Fri 3:33 am
Jupiter: Until Thu 9:22 pm
Saturn: ↓ Thu 6:22 pm ↑ Fri 5:38 am
Uranus: Until Thu 9:48 pm
Neptune: Until Thu 7:10 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Sunshine Coast, Feb 29 – Mar 1, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Sunshine Coast

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.

Fri, Mar 1 ↑3:50 am

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Sunshine Coast

View just before sunrise.

Mars is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Fri, Mar 1 ↑3:33 am

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Sunshine Coast

View after sunset.

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

Thu, Feb 29 ↓9:22 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Sunshine Coast

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, Feb 29 ↓9:48 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Sunshine Coast

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Thu, Feb 29 ↓7:10 pm

Feb 29, 2024
Mar 1, 2024

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Planets Visible in Sunshine Coast

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Feb 29, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:42 amThu 6:26 pmThu 12:05 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusFri 3:50 amFri 5:04 pmFri 10:27 amFairly good visibility
MarsFri 3:33 amFri 4:53 pmFri 10:13 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterThu 10:17 amThu 9:22 pmThu 3:49 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnThu 5:41 amThu 6:22 pmThu 12:02 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusThu 10:56 amThu 9:48 pmThu 4:22 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 6:57 amThu 7:10 pmThu 1:03 pmExtremely difficult to see