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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Gaborone, Botswana

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Sun, Apr 5 at 6:10 pm - Mon, Apr 6 at 6:27 am

12 hours, 17 minutes

Visible tonight, Apr 5 – Apr 6, 2020

Mercury: From Mon 4:40 am

Venus: Until Sun 8:28 pm

Mars: From Mon 1:03 am

Jupiter: From Mon 12:21 am

Saturn: From Mon 12:49 am

Uranus: Until Sun 7:10 pm

Neptune: From Mon 4:27 am

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Tonight's Sky in Gaborone, Apr 5 – Apr 6, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Gaborone

View just before sunrise.

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

Mon, Apr 6 ↑4:40 am

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Gaborone

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.

Sun, Apr 5 ↓8:28 pm

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Gaborone

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, Apr 6 ↑1:03 am

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Gaborone

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, Apr 6 ↑12:21 am

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Gaborone

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, Apr 6 ↑12:49 am

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Gaborone

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 19 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Apr 5 ↓7:10 pm

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Gaborone

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

Neptune is just 27 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, Apr 6 ↑4:27 am

Apr 5, 2020
Apr 6, 2020

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Planets Visible in Gaborone

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Apr 5, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 4:40 amMon 5:05 pmMon 10:52 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 9:58 amSun 8:28 pmSun 3:13 pmGreat visibility
MarsMon 1:03 amMon 2:25 pmMon 7:44 amAverage visibility
JupiterMon 12:21 amMon 1:47 pmMon 7:04 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 12:49 amMon 2:09 pmMon 7:29 amAverage visibility
UranusSun 7:54 amSun 7:10 pmSun 1:32 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 4:27 amMon 4:49 pmMon 10:38 amExtremely difficult to see