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Planets Visible in the Night Sky in Lusaka, Zambia

Night Time

12 hours, 43 minutes

Sun, May 28 at 5:42 pm – Mon, May 29 at 6:25 am

Visible night of May 28 – May 29, 2023

Mercury: From Mon 4:38 am
Venus: Until Sun 8:55 pm
Mars: Until Sun 9:50 pm
Jupiter: From Mon 3:55 am
Saturn: From Mon 12:04 am
Uranus: From Mon 5:09 am
Neptune: From Mon 1:29 am
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Venus Shining Brightly

Venus reaches its farthest distance from the Sun in the evening sky around June 4.

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Tonight's Sky in Lusaka, May 28 – May 29, 2023 (7 planets visible)

Mercury rise and set in Lusaka

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.

Mon, May 29 ↑4:38 am

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Venus rise and set in Lusaka

View after sunset.

Venus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.

Sun, May 28 ↓8:55 pm

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Mars rise and set in Lusaka

View after sunset.

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

Sun, May 28 ↓9:50 pm

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Jupiter rise and set in Lusaka

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, May 29 ↑3:55 am

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Saturn rise and set in Lusaka

View before sunrise.

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

Mon, May 29 ↑12:04 am

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Uranus rise and set in Lusaka

Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.

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

Mon, May 29 ↑5:09 am

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Neptune rise and set in Lusaka

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.

Mon, May 29 ↑1:29 am

May 28, 2023
May 29, 2023

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Planets Visible in Lusaka

 Planetrise/Planetset, Mon, May 29, 2023
PlanetRiseSetMeridianComment
MercuryMon 4:38 amMon 4:15 pmMon 10:27 amSlightly difficult to see
VenusSun 9:47 amSun 8:55 pmSun 3:21 pmGreat visibility
MarsSun 10:34 amSun 9:50 pmSun 4:12 pmAverage visibility
JupiterMon 3:55 amMon 3:33 pmMon 9:44 amFairly good visibility
SaturnMon 12:04 amMon 12:30 pmMon 6:17 amAverage visibility
UranusMon 5:09 amMon 4:32 pmMon 10:51 amExtremely difficult to see
NeptuneMon 1:29 amMon 1:37 pmMon 7:33 amVery difficult to see