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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Nelson, New Zealand (Whakatū)

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Thu, Jan 23 at 8:56 pm - Fri, Jan 24 at 6:21 am

9 hours, 25 minutes

Visible night of Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2020

Mercury: Until Thu 9:30 pm

Venus: Until Thu 10:45 pm

Mars: From Fri 2:38 am

Jupiter: From Fri 4:38 am

Saturn: From Fri 5:37 am

Uranus: Until Fri 12:40 am

Neptune: Until Thu 10:55 pm

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Beta The Interactive Night Sky Map simulates the sky above Nelson 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 Nelson, Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Nelson

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

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

Thu, Jan 23 ↓9:30 pm

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Nelson

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.

Thu, Jan 23 ↓10:45 pm

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Nelson

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Jan 24 ↑2:38 am

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Nelson

View just before sunrise.

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

Fri, Jan 24 ↑4:38 am

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Nelson

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Fri, Jan 24 ↑5:37 am

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Nelson

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.

Fri, Jan 24 ↓12:40 am

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Nelson

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.

Thu, Jan 23 ↓10:55 pm

Jan 23, 2020
Jan 24, 2020

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Planets Visible in Nelson

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Jan 24, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 6:57 amThu 9:30 pmThu 2:14 pmDifficult to see
VenusThu 9:38 amThu 10:45 pmThu 4:12 pmGood visibility
MarsFri 2:38 amFri 5:34 pmFri 10:06 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 4:38 amFri 7:37 pmFri 12:07 pmAverage visibility
SaturnFri 5:37 amFri 8:21 pmFri 12:59 pmExtremely difficult to see
UranusThu 2:01 pmFri 12:40 amThu 7:21 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 10:08 amThu 10:55 pmThu 4:32 pmVery difficult to see