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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Christchurch, New Zealand (Ōtautahi)

Night Time

14 hours, 10 minutes

Mon, Aug 2 at 5:30 pm - Tue, Aug 3 at 7:40 am

Visible tonight, Aug 2 – Aug 3, 2021

Venus: Until Mon 8:20 pm
Mars: Until Mon 7:21 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 7:00 pm
Saturn: Perfect visibility
Uranus: From Tue 1:32 am
Neptune: From Mon 9:02 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Christchurch, Aug 2 – Aug 3, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Christchurch

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.

Mon, Aug 2 ↓8:20 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Christchurch

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mars is just 22 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Aug 2 ↓7:21 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Christchurch

Up most of the night.

Jupiter is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night.

Mon, Aug 2 ↑7:00 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Christchurch

Up almost all night.

Saturn is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun in the sky, and is, therefore, visible most of the night. This is the best time of the year to view the planet.

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Christchurch

View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Tue, Aug 3 ↑1:32 am

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Christchurch

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 10 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Mon, Aug 2 ↑9:02 pm

Aug 2, 2021
Aug 3, 2021

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Planets Visible in Christchurch

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Aug 2, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 7:55 amTue 5:33 pmTue 12:44 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusMon 9:13 amMon 8:20 pmMon 2:46 pmGood visibility
MarsMon 8:46 amMon 7:21 pmMon 2:03 pmDifficult to see
JupiterMon 7:00 pmTue 8:43 amTue 1:51 amPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 5:19 pmTue 7:51 amTue 12:35 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 1:32 amTue 11:32 amTue 6:32 amAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 9:02 pmTue 9:36 amTue 3:19 amDifficult to see