11 hours, 38 minutes
Fri, Sep 29 at 6:47 pm – Sat, Sep 30 at 6:25 am
Visible tonight, Sep 29 – Sep 30, 2023
|Mercury:||From Sat 5:54 am|
|Venus:||From Sat 4:16 am|
|Mars:||Until Fri 7:58 pm|
|Jupiter:||From Fri 9:41 pm|
|Saturn:||Until Sat 5:06 am|
|Uranus:||From Fri 10:22 pm|
|Neptune:||Until Sat 6:09 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 Cape Town, Sep 29 – Sep 30, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Cape Town
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.
Sat, Sep 30 ↑5:54 am
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.
Sat, Sep 30 ↑4:16 am
Mars rise and set in Cape Town
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.
Mars is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.
Fri, Sep 29 ↓7:58 pm
Jupiter rise and set in Cape Town
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.
Fri, Sep 29 ↑9:41 pm
Saturn rise and set in Cape Town
After sunset and most of the night.
Saturn is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Sat, Sep 30 ↓5:06 am
Uranus rise and set in Cape Town
View in the early morning. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can be seen for more than 8 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.
Fri, Sep 29 ↑10:22 pm
Neptune rise and set in Cape Town
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. Very faint, use binoculars.
Sat, Sep 30 ↓6:09 am
Planets Visible in Cape Town
|Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, Sep 29, 2023|
|Mercury||Sat 5:54 am||Sat 5:35 pm||Sat 11:44 am||Slightly difficult to see|
|Venus||Sat 4:16 am||Sat 3:21 pm||Sat 9:48 am||Great visibility|
|Mars||Fri 7:10 am||Fri 7:58 pm||Fri 1:34 pm||Difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Fri 9:41 pm||Sat 8:22 am||Sat 3:02 am||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Fri 3:53 pm||Sat 5:06 am||Fri 10:29 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Uranus||Fri 10:22 pm||Sat 8:44 am||Sat 3:33 am||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Fri 5:50 pm||Sat 6:09 am||Fri 11:59 pm||Slightly difficult to see|