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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

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Tue, Jan 28 at 6:58 pm - Wed, Jan 29 at 5:24 am

10 hours, 26 minutes

Visible night of Jan 28 – Jan 29, 2020

Mercury: Until Tue 7:42 pm

Venus: Until Tue 9:01 pm

Mars: From Wed 1:34 am

Jupiter: From Wed 3:25 am

Saturn: From Wed 4:20 am

Uranus: Until Tue 11:06 pm

Neptune: Until Tue 8:58 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Pietermaritzburg, Jan 28 – Jan 29, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 12 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Tue, Jan 28 ↓7:42 pm

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Tue, Jan 28 ↓9:01 pm

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

View before sunrise.

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

Wed, Jan 29 ↑1:34 am

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

View just before sunrise.

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

Wed, Jan 29 ↑3:25 am

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunrise and sunset only.

Saturn is just 13 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Wed, Jan 29 ↑4:20 am

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

View after sunset. Bring binoculars.

Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.

Tue, Jan 28 ↓11:06 pm

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Pietermaritzburg

View after sunset. Use binoculars.

Neptune can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Very faint, use binoculars.

Tue, Jan 28 ↓8:58 pm

Jan 28, 2020
Jan 29, 2020

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Planets Visible in Pietermaritzburg

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Jan 29, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 6:19 amTue 7:42 pmTue 1:01 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 8:29 amTue 9:01 pmTue 2:46 pmGood visibility
MarsWed 1:34 amWed 3:30 pmWed 8:32 amAverage visibility
JupiterWed 3:25 amWed 5:20 pmWed 10:23 amAverage visibility
SaturnWed 4:20 amWed 6:05 pmWed 11:12 amDifficult to see
UranusTue 11:57 amTue 11:06 pmTue 5:31 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneTue 8:27 amTue 8:58 pmTue 2:43 pmVery difficult to see