13 hours, 7 minutes
Fri, Sep 29 at 6:16 pm – Sat, Sep 30 at 7:23 am
Visible tonight, Sep 29 – Sep 30, 2023
|Mercury:||↓ Fri 7:50 pm||↑ Sat 4:04 am|
|Venus:||↓ Fri 9:12 pm||↑ Fri 10:48 pm|
|Neptune:||↑ Fri 6:54 pm||↓ Sat 5:27 am|
As Venus Dazzles, Data Reveals Subtle Patterns
Venus—currently shining in the morning sky—produces patterns that can only be revealed by plotting data over many thousands of years.
Tonight's Sky in Longyearbyen, Sep 29 – Sep 30, 2023 (5 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Longyearbyen
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.
Mercury is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Fri, Sep 29 ↓7:50 pm
Sat, Sep 30 ↑4:04 am
Venus rise and set in Longyearbyen
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.
Fri, Sep 29 ↓9:12 pm
Fri, Sep 29 ↑10:48 pm
Jupiter rise and set in Longyearbyen
Most of the night until sunrise.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.
Uranus rise and set in Longyearbyen
View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can be seen for more than 13 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.
Neptune rise and set in Longyearbyen
Up most of the night. Use binoculars.
Neptune is roughly in the opposite direction of the Sun, so it is visible during most of the night. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view. Very faint, use binoculars.
Fri, Sep 29 ↑6:54 pm
Sat, Sep 30 ↓5:27 am
Planets Visible in Longyearbyen
|Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Sep 29, 2023|
|Mercury||Fri 3:49 am||Fri 7:50 pm||Fri 11:53 am||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Thu 10:40 pm||Fri 9:12 pm||Fri 10:00 am||Great visibility|
|Mars||Sat 10:25 am||Sat 5:00 pm||Sat 1:44 pm||Not visible|
|Jupiter||Up all day||Fri 3:17 am||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Down all day||Fri 10:40 pm||Down all night, not visible|
|Uranus||Up all day||Fri 3:48 am||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Fri 6:54 pm||Sat 5:27 am||Sat 12:11 am||Difficult to see|