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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Summit Camp, Greenland (Summit Station)

Night Time

6 hours, 26 minutes

Wed, Apr 17 at 10:19 pm – Thu, Apr 18 at 4:45 am

Visible night of Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2024

Venus: Slightly difficult to see
Jupiter: Average visibility
Uranus: Extremely difficult to see
Location of Summit CampLocation

April 21: Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks at Perihelion (Closest Point to Sun)

At most latitudes, you might be able to catch the faint comet this week after sunset, as the sky becomes dark. Find 12P/Pons-Brooks in our Night Sky Map. (The size and brightness of the comet has been exaggerated to show its position more clearly.)

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Tonight's Sky in Summit Camp, Apr 17 – Apr 18, 2024 (3 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Summit Camp

Try at night.

Can only be seen shortly, if at all, it is very close to the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Summit Camp

View just after sunset.

Jupiter is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Summit Camp

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).

Uranus is just 24 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.

Apr 17, 2024
Apr 18, 2024

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Planets Visible in Summit Camp

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Apr 18, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 5:02 amThu 8:34 pmThu 12:50 pmNot visible
VenusThu 5:35 amThu 8:05 pmThu 12:48 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 6:09 amThu 4:18 pmThu 11:12 amNot visible
JupiterUp all dayWed 3:04 pmAverage visibility
SaturnThu 6:23 amThu 3:25 pmThu 10:54 amNot visible
UranusUp all dayWed 3:05 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 5:57 amThu 5:26 pmThu 11:41 amNot visible