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

Night Time

9 hours, 27 minutes

Sat, Jan 23 at 8:55 pm - Sun, Jan 24 at 6:22 am

Visible tonight, Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2021

Mercury: Until Sat 9:48 pm
Venus: From Sun 5:07 am
Mars: Until Sun 12:43 am
Jupiter: Until Sat 9:10 pm
Saturn: Until Sat 8:58 pm
Uranus: Until Sun 12:48 am
Neptune: Until Sat 10:58 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Nelson, Jan 23 – Jan 24, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Nelson

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 18 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sat, Jan 23 ↓9:48 pm

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Nelson

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.

Sun, Jan 24 ↑5:07 am

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Nelson

View after sunset.

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

Sun, Jan 24 ↓12:43 am

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Nelson

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Jupiter is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Sat, Jan 23 ↓9:10 pm

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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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.

Sun, Jan 24 ↓12:48 am

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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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.

Sat, Jan 23 ↓10:58 pm

Jan 23, 2021
Jan 24, 2021

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Planets Visible in Nelson

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, Jan 23, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySat 7:56 amSat 9:48 pmSat 2:53 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 5:07 amSun 8:04 pmSun 12:36 pmFairly good visibility
MarsSat 2:29 pmSun 12:43 amSat 7:36 pmAverage visibility
JupiterSat 6:46 amSat 9:10 pmSat 1:58 pmDifficult to see
SaturnSat 6:27 amSat 8:58 pmSat 1:43 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusSat 2:19 pmSun 12:48 amSat 7:33 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneSat 10:16 amSat 10:58 pmSat 4:37 pmVery difficult to see