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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Lagos, Nigeria

Night Time

11 hours, 35 minutes

Mon, May 17 at 6:55 pm - Tue, May 18 at 6:30 am

Visible tonight, May 17 – May 18, 2021

Mercury: Until Mon 8:29 pm
Venus: Until Mon 7:53 pm
Mars: Until Mon 10:22 pm
Jupiter: From Tue 1:17 am
Saturn: From Tue 12:13 am
Uranus: From Tue 5:30 am
Neptune: From Tue 2:37 am
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Tonight's Sky in Lagos, May 17 – May 18, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Lagos

View just after sunset.

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

Mon, May 17 ↓8:29 pm

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Lagos

Try after sunset.

Venus sets shortly after sunset, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Mon, May 17 ↓7:53 pm

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Lagos

View after sunset.

Mars can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.

Mon, May 17 ↓10:22 pm

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Lagos

View before sunrise.

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

Tue, May 18 ↑1:17 am

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Lagos

View in the early morning.

Saturn can be seen for more than 6 hours during the late night/early morning and until sunrise.

Tue, May 18 ↑12:13 am

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Lagos

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Tue, May 18 ↑5:30 am

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Lagos

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.

Tue, May 18 ↑2:37 am

May 17, 2021
May 18, 2021

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Planets Visible in Lagos

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 17, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 8:00 amMon 8:29 pmMon 2:15 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusMon 7:26 amMon 7:53 pmMon 1:39 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsMon 9:55 amMon 10:22 pmMon 4:08 pmAverage visibility
JupiterTue 1:17 amTue 1:09 pmTue 7:13 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 12:13 amTue 12:00 noonTue 6:06 amPerfect visibility
UranusTue 5:30 amTue 5:47 pmTue 11:38 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneTue 2:37 amTue 2:36 pmTue 8:37 amVery difficult to see