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

Night Time

13 hours, 34 minutes

Wed, Aug 17 at 5:46 pm – Thu, Aug 18 at 7:20 am

Visible tonight, Aug 17 – Aug 18, 2022

Mercury: Until Wed 7:57 pm
Venus: From Thu 6:37 am
Mars: From Thu 1:41 am
Jupiter: From Wed 9:22 pm
Saturn: Perfect visibility
Uranus: From Thu 12:56 am
Neptune: From Wed 8:14 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Christchurch, Aug 17 – Aug 18, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Christchurch

View just after sunset.

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

Wed, Aug 17 ↓7:57 pm

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Christchurch

Try before sunrise.

Venus rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Aug 18 ↑6:37 am

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Christchurch

View in the early morning.

Mars can be seen for more than 5 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Thu, Aug 18 ↑1:41 am

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Christchurch

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 9 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Wed, Aug 17 ↑9:22 pm

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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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 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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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.

Thu, Aug 18 ↑12:56 am

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Christchurch

Most of the night until sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Wed, Aug 17 ↑8:14 pm

Aug 17, 2022
Aug 18, 2022

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Planets Visible in Christchurch

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Aug 17, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 8:19 amWed 7:57 pmWed 2:07 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 6:37 amThu 4:12 pmThu 11:24 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 1:41 amThu 11:20 amThu 6:31 amPerfect visibility
JupiterWed 9:22 pmThu 9:12 amThu 3:17 amPerfect visibility
SaturnWed 5:20 pmThu 7:27 amThu 12:23 amPerfect visibility
UranusThu 12:56 amThu 10:45 amThu 5:51 amAverage visibility
NeptuneWed 8:14 pmThu 8:42 amThu 2:28 amDifficult to see