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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Night Time

11 hours, 33 minutes

Tue, May 18 at 6:20 pm - Wed, May 19 at 5:53 am

Visible tonight, May 18 – May 19, 2021

Mercury: Until Tue 7:54 pm
Venus: Until Tue 7:19 pm
Mars: Until Tue 9:46 pm
Jupiter: From Wed 12:38 am
Saturn: From Tue 11:34 pm
Uranus: From Wed 4:50 am
Neptune: From Wed 1:58 am
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Tonight's Sky in Colombo, May 18 – May 19, 2021 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Colombo

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.

Tue, May 18 ↓7:54 pm

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Venus rise and set in Colombo

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.

Tue, May 18 ↓7:19 pm

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Mars rise and set in Colombo

View after sunset.

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

Tue, May 18 ↓9:46 pm

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Jupiter rise and set in Colombo

View before sunrise.

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

Wed, May 19 ↑12:38 am

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Saturn rise and set in Colombo

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 ↑11:34 pm

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Uranus rise and set in Colombo

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Uranus is just 16 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, May 19 ↑4:50 am

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Neptune rise and set in Colombo

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.

Wed, May 19 ↑1:58 am

May 18, 2021
May 19, 2021

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Planets Visible in Colombo

 Planetrise/Planetset, Tue, May 18, 2021
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryTue 7:23 amTue 7:54 pmTue 1:39 pmSlightly difficult to see
VenusTue 6:50 amTue 7:19 pmTue 1:04 pmSlightly difficult to see
MarsTue 9:17 amTue 9:46 pmTue 3:31 pmAverage visibility
JupiterWed 12:38 amWed 12:29 pmWed 6:34 amFairly good visibility
SaturnTue 11:34 pmWed 11:20 amWed 5:27 amPerfect visibility
UranusWed 4:50 amWed 5:08 pmWed 10:59 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneWed 1:58 amWed 1:57 pmWed 7:58 amVery difficult to see