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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Johannesburg, South Africa

Night Time

12 hours, 37 minutes

Sun, Apr 18 at 5:48 pm - Mon, Apr 19 at 6:25 am

Visible night of Apr 18 – Apr 19, 2021

Venus: Until Sun 6:08 pm
Mars: Until Sun 9:16 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 1:45 am
Saturn: From Mon 12:40 am
Uranus: Until Sun 6:24 pm
Neptune: From Mon 3:40 am
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Tonight's Sky in Johannesburg, Apr 18 – Apr 19, 2021 (6 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Johannesburg

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Venus is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, Apr 18 ↓6:08 pm

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Johannesburg

View after sunset.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Sun, Apr 18 ↓9:16 pm

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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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.

Mon, Apr 19 ↑1:45 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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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, Apr 19 ↑12:40 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Johannesburg

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Sun, Apr 18 ↓6:24 pm

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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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.

Mon, Apr 19 ↑3:40 am

Apr 18, 2021
Apr 19, 2021

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Planets Visible in Johannesburg

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, Apr 19, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 6:27 amMon 5:50 pmMon 12:09 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusSun 6:52 amSun 6:08 pmSun 12:30 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 10:57 amSun 9:16 pmSun 4:07 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 1:45 amMon 2:42 pmMon 8:13 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 12:40 amMon 1:56 pmMon 7:18 amAverage visibility
UranusSun 7:18 amSun 6:24 pmSun 12:51 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 3:40 amMon 3:59 pmMon 9:49 amVery difficult to see