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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Knysna, South Africa

Night Time

13 hours, 50 minutes

Thu, May 23 at 5:29 pm – Fri, May 24 at 7:19 am

Visible night of May 23 – May 24, 2024

Mercury: From Fri 5:33 am
Venus: From Fri 7:05 am
Mars: From Fri 3:40 am
Jupiter: From Fri 7:00 am
Saturn: From Fri 1:19 am
Uranus: From Fri 6:33 am
Neptune: From Fri 2:13 am
Location of KnysnaLocation

Mars Watch

Mars is getting higher and higher in the pre-dawn sky—although it is still not visible for observers at northerly latitudes. The Red Planet will become much brighter later this year, as it heads toward opposition on January 16, 2025.

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Tonight's Sky in Knysna, May 23 – May 24, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Knysna

View just before sunrise.

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

Fri, May 24 ↑5:33 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Knysna

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only before sunrise and/or after sunset.

Venus is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Fri, May 24 ↑7:05 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Knysna

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, May 24 ↑3:40 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Knysna

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Jupiter is just 3 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, May 24 ↑7:00 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Knysna

View before sunrise.

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

Fri, May 24 ↑1:19 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Knysna

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 9 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Fri, May 24 ↑6:33 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Knysna

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.

Fri, May 24 ↑2:13 am

May 23, 2024
May 24, 2024

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Planets Visible in Knysna

 Planetrise/Planetset, Fri, May 24, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryFri 5:33 amFri 4:27 pmFri 11:00 amAverage visibility
VenusFri 7:05 amFri 5:19 pmFri 12:12 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsFri 3:40 amFri 3:12 pmFri 9:26 amAverage visibility
JupiterFri 7:00 amFri 5:15 pmFri 12:08 pmVery difficult to see
SaturnFri 1:19 amFri 1:57 pmFri 7:38 amAverage visibility
UranusFri 6:33 amFri 4:53 pmFri 11:43 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneFri 2:13 amFri 2:24 pmFri 8:18 amVery difficult to see