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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Kampala, Uganda

Night Time

11 hours, 54 minutes

Wed, Feb 28 at 7:05 pm – Thu, Feb 29 at 6:58 am

Visible tonight, Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2024

Mercury: Until Wed 7:08 pm
Venus: From Thu 5:26 am
Mars: From Thu 5:14 am
Jupiter: Until Wed 10:55 pm
Saturn: Until Wed 7:07 pm
Uranus: Until Wed 11:28 pm
Neptune: Until Wed 8:09 pm
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Tonight's Sky in Kampala, Feb 28 – Feb 29, 2024 (5 planets visible)

Venus rise and set in Kampala

View just before sunrise.

Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Thu, Feb 29 ↑5:26 am

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Mars rise and set in Kampala

View just before sunrise.

Mars is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly before sunrise. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.

Thu, Feb 29 ↑5:14 am

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Jupiter rise and set in Kampala

View after sunset.

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

Wed, Feb 28 ↓10:55 pm

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Uranus rise and set in Kampala

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.

Wed, Feb 28 ↓11:28 pm

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Neptune rise and set in Kampala

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

Neptune is just 17 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.

Wed, Feb 28 ↓8:09 pm

Feb 28, 2024
Feb 29, 2024

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Planets Visible in Kampala

 Planetrise/Planetset, Wed, Feb 28, 2024
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryWed 7:02 amWed 7:08 pmWed 1:05 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
VenusThu 5:26 amThu 5:30 pmThu 11:28 amFairly good visibility
MarsThu 5:14 amThu 5:17 pmThu 11:15 amSlightly difficult to see
JupiterWed 10:52 amWed 10:55 pmWed 4:53 pmFairly good visibility
SaturnWed 7:05 amWed 7:07 pmWed 1:06 pmVery close to Sun, not visible
UranusWed 11:24 amWed 11:28 pmWed 5:26 pmDifficult to see
NeptuneWed 8:07 amWed 8:09 pmWed 2:08 pmExtremely difficult to see