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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Mon, Sep 28 at 6:06 pm - Tue, Sep 29 at 5:49 am

11 hours, 43 minutes

Visible tonight, Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2020

Mercury: Until Mon 8:01 pm
Venus: From Tue 3:50 am
Mars: From Mon 7:26 pm
Jupiter: Until Tue 1:42 am
Saturn: Until Tue 2:11 am
Uranus: From Mon 8:32 pm
Neptune: Until Tue 5:09 am
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Tonight's Sky in Johannesburg, Sep 28 – Sep 29, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Johannesburg

View just after sunset.

Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Mon, Sep 28 ↓8:01 pm

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Johannesburg

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.

Tue, Sep 29 ↑3:50 am

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Johannesburg

Most of the night until sunrise.

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

Mon, Sep 28 ↑7:26 pm

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Johannesburg

View after sunset.

Jupiter can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Tue, Sep 29 ↓1:42 am

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Johannesburg

View after sunset.

Saturn can be seen for more than 8 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.

Tue, Sep 29 ↓2:11 am

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Johannesburg

Most of the night until sunrise. Bring binoculars.

Uranus is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the early morning hours and until sunrise. You may need binoculars.

Mon, Sep 28 ↑8:32 pm

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Johannesburg

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.

Tue, Sep 29 ↓5:09 am

Sep 28, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

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Planets Visible in Johannesburg

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Sep 28, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:58 amMon 8:01 pmMon 1:30 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 3:50 amTue 3:03 pmTue 9:26 amGood visibility
MarsMon 7:26 pmTue 7:04 amTue 1:15 amPerfect visibility
JupiterMon 12:04 pmTue 1:42 amMon 6:53 pmPerfect visibility
SaturnMon 12:39 pmTue 2:11 amMon 7:25 pmPerfect visibility
UranusMon 8:32 pmTue 7:38 amTue 2:05 amAverage visibility
NeptuneMon 4:45 pmTue 5:09 amMon 10:57 pmSlightly difficult to see