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

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Fri, Jan 18 at 9:08 pm - Sat, Jan 19 at 6:11 am

9 hours, 3 minutes

Visible night of Jan 18 – Jan 19, 2019

Mercury: From Sat 5:28 am

Venus: From Sat 3:01 am

Mars: Until Sat 12:07 am

Jupiter: From Sat 3:01 am

Saturn: From Sat 5:01 am

Uranus: Until Sat 12:48 am

Neptune: Until Fri 11:13 pm

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Beta The Interactive Night Sky Map simulates the sky above Christchurch on a date of your choice. Use it to locate a planet, the Moon, or the Sun and track their movements across the sky. The map also shows the phases of the Moon, and all solar and lunar eclipses. Need some help?

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Tonight's Sky in Christchurch, Jan 18 – Jan 19, 2019 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Christchurch

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

Mercury is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sat, Jan 19 ↑5:28 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Venus rise and set in Christchurch

View before sunrise.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sat, Jan 19 ↑3:01 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Mars rise and set in Christchurch

View after sunset.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Sat, Jan 19 ↓12:07 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Jupiter rise and set in Christchurch

View before sunrise.

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

Sat, Jan 19 ↑3:01 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Saturn rise and set in Christchurch

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

Saturn is just 14 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sat, Jan 19 ↑5:01 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Uranus rise and set in Christchurch

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Sat, Jan 19 ↓12:48 am

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Neptune rise and set in Christchurch

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Fri, Jan 18 ↓11:13 pm

Jan 18, 2019
Jan 19, 2019

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Planets Visible in Christchurch

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Jan 19, 2019
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 5:28 amSat 8:52 pmSat 1:10 pmDifficult to see
VenusSat 3:01 amSat 5:42 pmSat 10:21 amGreat visibility
MarsFri 12:37 pmSat 12:07 amFri 6:22 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 3:01 amSat 6:07 pmSat 10:34 amFairly good visibility
SaturnSat 5:01 amSat 8:09 pmSat 12:35 pmDifficult to see
UranusFri 2:05 pmSat 12:48 amFri 7:27 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneFri 10:15 amFri 11:13 pmFri 4:44 pmVery difficult to see