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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany

Night Time

8 hours, 9 minutes

Sun, May 19 at 9:12 pm – Mon, May 20 at 5:20 am

Visible tonight, May 19 – May 20, 2024

Mercury: From Mon 4:46 am
Venus: From Mon 5:16 am
Mars: From Mon 3:56 am
Saturn: From Mon 3:15 am
Uranus: From Mon 5:08 am
Neptune: From Mon 3:30 am
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Mars Watch

Mars is getting higher and higher in the pre-dawn sky—although it is still not visible for observers at northerly latitudes. The Red Planet will become much brighter later this year, as it heads toward opposition on January 16, 2025.

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Tonight's Sky in Göttingen, May 19 – May 20, 2024 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Göttingen

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Mon, May 20 ↑4:46 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Göttingen

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Venus is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Mon, May 20 ↑5:16 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Göttingen

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, May 20 ↑3:56 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Göttingen

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, May 20 ↑3:15 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Göttingen

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, May 20 ↑5:08 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Göttingen

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, May 20 ↑3:30 am

May 19, 2024
May 20, 2024

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Planets Visible in Göttingen

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, May 19, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 4:46 amMon 6:47 pmMon 11:45 amDifficult to see
VenusMon 5:16 amMon 8:45 pmMon 1:00 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsMon 3:56 amMon 4:51 pmMon 10:23 amAverage visibility
JupiterMon 5:25 amMon 8:59 pmMon 1:12 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
SaturnMon 3:15 amMon 2:16 pmMon 8:45 amAverage visibility
UranusMon 5:08 amMon 8:32 pmMon 12:50 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 3:30 amMon 3:22 pmMon 9:26 amVery difficult to see