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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Helsinki, Finland (Helsingfors)

Night Time

6 hours, 30 minutes

Sat, May 18 at 10:01 pm – Sun, May 19 at 4:31 am

Visible night of May 18 – May 19, 2024

Mercury: From Sun 4:26 am
Venus: Slightly difficult to see
Mars: From Sun 3:49 am
Saturn: From Sun 3:30 am
Uranus: From Sun 4:28 am
Neptune: From Sun 3:36 am
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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 Helsinki, May 18 – May 19, 2024 (6 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Helsinki

Try before sunrise.

Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sun, May 19 ↑4:26 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Venus rise and set in Helsinki

Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset.

Venus is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Helsinki

Try before sunrise.

Mars rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.

Sun, May 19 ↑3:49 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Saturn rise and set in Helsinki

View before sunrise.

Saturn can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. It is quite close to the horizon, making it fainter because the light has to cover a larger distance when traveling through the Earth's atmosphere. Make sure to get an unobstructed view.

Sun, May 19 ↑3:30 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Helsinki

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 5 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Sun, May 19 ↑4:28 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Helsinki

Try before sunrise. Use binoculars.

Neptune rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Very faint, use binoculars.

Sun, May 19 ↑3:36 am

May 18, 2024
May 19, 2024

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Planets Visible in Helsinki

 Planetrise/Planetset, Sun, May 19, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercurySun 4:26 amSun 7:05 pmSun 11:44 amDifficult to see
VenusSun 4:33 amSun 9:27 pmSun 12:59 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsSun 3:49 amSun 5:01 pmSun 10:24 amVery difficult to see
JupiterSun 4:41 amSun 9:49 pmSun 1:15 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
SaturnSun 3:30 amSun 2:08 pmSun 8:49 amSlightly difficult to see
UranusSun 4:28 amSun 9:20 pmSun 12:54 pmExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneSun 3:36 amSun 3:24 pmSun 9:30 amExtremely difficult to see