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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Johannesburg, South Africa

Night Time

13 hours, 11 minutes

Mon, May 16 at 5:28 pm – Tue, May 17 at 6:39 am

Visible night of May 16 – May 17, 2022

Mercury: Until Mon 5:54 pm
Venus: From Tue 3:39 am
Mars: From Tue 1:59 am
Jupiter: From Tue 2:31 am
Saturn: From Mon 11:48 pm
Uranus: From Tue 5:51 am
Neptune: From Tue 2:03 am
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Tonight's Sky in Johannesburg, May 16 – May 17, 2022 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Johannesburg

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Mercury is just 8 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, May 16 ↓5:54 pm

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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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, May 17 ↑3:39 am

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Mars rise and set in Johannesburg

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 17 ↑1:59 am

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Jupiter rise and set in Johannesburg

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 17 ↑2:31 am

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Saturn rise and set in Johannesburg

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, May 16 ↑11:48 pm

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Uranus rise and set in Johannesburg

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 10 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Tue, May 17 ↑5:51 am

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Neptune rise and set in Johannesburg

View before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, May 17 ↑2:03 am

May 16, 2022
May 17, 2022

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Planets Visible in Johannesburg

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, May 17, 2022
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:19 amMon 5:54 pmMon 12:37 pmExtremely difficult to see
VenusTue 3:39 amTue 3:25 pmTue 9:32 amGood visibility
MarsTue 1:59 amTue 2:19 pmTue 8:09 amAverage visibility
JupiterTue 2:31 amTue 2:36 pmTue 8:34 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 11:48 pmTue 12:49 pmTue 6:18 amAverage visibility
UranusTue 5:51 amTue 4:49 pmTue 11:20 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneTue 2:03 amTue 2:19 pmTue 8:11 amVery difficult to see