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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Columbus Zoo, Ohio, USA

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Mon, Feb 17 at 6:10 pm - Tue, Feb 18 at 7:22 am

13 hours, 12 minutes

Visible night of Feb 17 – Feb 18, 2020

Mercury: Until Mon 7:23 pm

Venus: Until Mon 9:45 pm

Mars: From Tue 4:10 am

Jupiter: From Tue 5:13 am

Saturn: From Tue 5:48 am

Uranus: Until Mon 11:31 pm

Neptune: Until Mon 7:42 pm

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Tonight's Sky in Columbus Zoo, Feb 17 – Feb 18, 2020 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Columbus Zoo

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible around sunset only.

Mercury is just 15 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see.

Mon, Feb 17 ↓7:23 pm

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Venus rise and set in Columbus Zoo

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.

Mon, Feb 17 ↓9:45 pm

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Mars rise and set in Columbus Zoo

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, Feb 18 ↑4:10 am

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Jupiter rise and set in Columbus Zoo

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, Feb 18 ↑5:13 am

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Saturn rise and set in Columbus Zoo

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, Feb 18 ↑5:48 am

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Uranus rise and set in Columbus Zoo

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.

Mon, Feb 17 ↓11:31 pm

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Neptune rise and set in Columbus Zoo

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 19 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Mon, Feb 17 ↓7:42 pm

Feb 17, 2020
Feb 18, 2020

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Planets Visible in Columbus Zoo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, Feb 18, 2020
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 7:49 amMon 7:23 pmMon 1:36 pmDifficult to see
VenusMon 9:07 amMon 9:45 pmMon 3:25 pmGood visibility
MarsTue 4:10 amTue 1:23 pmTue 8:46 amAverage visibility
JupiterTue 5:13 amTue 2:37 pmTue 9:55 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 5:48 amTue 3:24 pmTue 10:36 amAverage visibility
UranusMon 10:04 amMon 11:31 pmMon 4:47 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneMon 8:17 amMon 7:42 pmMon 1:59 pmExtremely difficult to see