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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Cape Town, South Africa

Night Time

14 hours, 1 minute

Thu, Jul 7 at 5:50 pm – Fri, Jul 8 at 7:51 am

Visible tonight, Jul 7 – Jul 8, 2022

Mercury: From Fri 7:13 am
Venus: From Fri 5:50 am
Mars: From Fri 2:09 am
Jupiter: From Fri 12:16 am
Saturn: From Thu 8:48 pm
Uranus: From Fri 3:29 am
Neptune: From Thu 11:17 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Cape Town, Jul 7 – Jul 8, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Cape Town

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Mercury is just 11 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Fri, Jul 8 ↑7:13 am

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Venus rise and set in Cape Town

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, Jul 8 ↑5:50 am

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Cape Town

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, Jul 8 ↑2:09 am

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Cape Town

View in the early morning.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 7 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Fri, Jul 8 ↑12:16 am

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Cape Town

Most of the night until sunrise.

Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise.

Thu, Jul 7 ↑8:48 pm

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Cape Town

View before sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. You may need binoculars.

Fri, Jul 8 ↑3:29 am

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Cape Town

View in the early morning. Use binoculars.

Neptune can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. Very faint, use binoculars.

Thu, Jul 7 ↑11:17 pm

Jul 7, 2022
Jul 8, 2022

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Planets Visible in Cape Town

 Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Jul 7, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 7:13 amFri 5:04 pmFri 12:08 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusFri 5:50 amFri 3:51 pmFri 10:50 amGood visibility
MarsFri 2:09 amFri 1:17 pmFri 7:43 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 12:16 amFri 12:10 pmFri 6:13 amPerfect visibility
SaturnThu 8:48 pmFri 10:12 amFri 3:30 amPerfect visibility
UranusFri 3:29 amFri 1:59 pmFri 8:44 amDifficult to see
NeptuneThu 11:17 pmFri 11:36 amFri 5:27 amDifficult to see