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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in San Jose, Costa Rica

Night Time

11 hours, 23 minutes

Wed, May 22 at 5:51 pm – Thu, May 23 at 5:14 am

Visible tonight, May 22 – May 23, 2024

Mercury: From Thu 3:55 am
Venus: From Thu 5:03 am
Mars: From Thu 2:30 am
Jupiter: From Thu 5:03 am
Saturn: From Thu 12:52 am
Uranus: From Thu 4:39 am
Neptune: From Thu 1:29 am
Location of San JoseLocation

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 San Jose, May 22 – May 23, 2024 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in San Jose

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.

Thu, May 23 ↑3:55 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Venus rise and set in San Jose

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

Venus is just 4 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, May 23 ↑5:03 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Mars rise and set in San Jose

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, May 23 ↑2:30 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in San Jose

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.

Thu, May 23 ↑5:03 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in San Jose

View before sunrise.

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

Thu, May 23 ↑12:52 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in San Jose

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Thu, May 23 ↑4:39 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in San Jose

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.

Thu, May 23 ↑1:29 am

May 22, 2024
May 23, 2024

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Planets Visible in San Jose

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, May 22, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryThu 3:55 amThu 4:19 pmThu 10:07 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusThu 5:03 amThu 5:37 pmThu 11:20 amSlightly difficult to see
MarsThu 2:30 amThu 2:42 pmThu 8:36 amAverage visibility
JupiterThu 5:03 amThu 5:34 pmThu 11:18 amExtremely difficult to see
SaturnThu 12:52 amThu 12:46 pmThu 6:49 amAverage visibility
UranusThu 4:39 amThu 5:09 pmThu 10:54 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneThu 1:29 amThu 1:30 pmThu 7:29 amVery difficult to see