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

Night Time

9 hours, 2 minutes

Sun, Jan 17 at 9:08 pm - Mon, Jan 18 at 6:10 am

Visible tonight, Jan 17 – Jan 18, 2021

Mercury: Until Sun 10:04 pm
Venus: From Mon 4:50 am
Mars: Until Mon 12:57 am
Jupiter: Until Sun 9:38 pm
Saturn: Until Sun 9:28 pm
Uranus: Until Mon 1:10 am
Neptune: Until Sun 11:25 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Christchurch, Jan 17 – Jan 18, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Christchurch

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sun, Jan 17 ↓10:04 pm

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Christchurch

View just before sunrise.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Mon, Jan 18 ↑4:50 am

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Christchurch

View after sunset.

Mars can be seen for more than 3 hours after sunset.

Mon, Jan 18 ↓12:57 am

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Christchurch

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Jupiter is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sun, Jan 17 ↓9:38 pm

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Christchurch

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Saturn is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, Jan 17 ↓9:28 pm

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Christchurch

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can be seen for more than 4 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. You may need binoculars.

Mon, Jan 18 ↓1:10 am

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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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.

Sun, Jan 17 ↓11:25 pm

Jan 17, 2021
Jan 18, 2021

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Planets Visible in Christchurch

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, Jan 17, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 7:32 amSun 10:04 pmSun 2:48 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 4:50 amMon 8:09 pmMon 12:29 pmFairly good visibility
MarsSun 2:43 pmMon 12:57 amSun 7:50 pmFairly good visibility
JupiterSun 6:59 amSun 9:38 pmSun 2:18 pmSlightly difficult to see
SaturnSun 6:43 amSun 9:28 pmSun 2:06 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusSun 2:49 pmMon 1:10 amSun 7:59 pmAverage visibility
NeptuneSun 10:40 amSun 11:25 pmSun 5:02 pmVery difficult to see