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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

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Visible tonight, May 18 – May 19, 2024

Mercury: ↓ Sat 9:36 pm ↑ Sun 1:01 am
Venus: Perfect visibility
Mars: ↓ Sat 5:39 pm ↑ Sun 2:23 am
Saturn: ↓ Sat 12:32 pm ↑ Sun 4:24 am
Neptune: ↓ Sat 2:55 pm ↑ Sun 3:23 am
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Mars Watch

Mars is getting higher and higher in the pre-dawn sky—although it is still not visible for observers at northerly latitudes. The Red Planet will become much brighter later this year, as it heads toward opposition on January 16, 2025.

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Tonight's Sky in Longyearbyen, May 18 – May 19, 2024 (2 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Longyearbyen

Up some of the night.

Mercury is visible for a short time during the polar night.

Sat, May 18 ↓9:36 pm
Sun, May 19 ↑1:01 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024



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Venus rise and set in Longyearbyen

Up all night.

Venus is up all of the polar night. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024



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Planets Visible in Longyearbyen

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sat, May 18, 2024
MercurySun 1:01 amSun 10:05 pmSun 11:21 amDifficult to see
VenusUp all daySat 12:35 pmPerfect visibility
MarsSun 2:23 amSun 5:44 pmSun 10:02 amNot visible
JupiterDown all daySat 12:55 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
SaturnSun 4:24 amSun 12:29 pmSun 8:26 amNot visible
UranusDown all daySat 12:35 pmNot visible
NeptuneSun 3:23 amSun 2:51 pmSun 9:07 amNot visible