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Sky This Week

2021 January

Note: the times are approximate, and could be slightly different throughout the week

Planets

Week from 25th to 31st Jan

Planet Details
Mercury
Initially visible in Western Sky
Time From sunset till 1925h
Description: 1st and the smallest planet in the solar system. Hard to identify with the light of the Sun.
Residing constellation Aquarius
Venus
Initially visible in Eastern Horizon
Time From: 0535h till Sunrise
Description: 2nd planet from the sun.
Residing constellation Sagittarius
Jupiter
Initially visible in Not visible
Time Not visible
Description: 5th and the Largest planet in the solar system
Residing constellation Capricornus
Saturn
Initially visible in Not visible
Time Not visible
Description: 6th planet in the solar system
Residing constellation Capricornus
Mars
Initially visible in Eastern Sky
Time From: Sunset till 0020h
Description: 4th planet in the solar system. Red
Residing constellation Aries
Note: Uranus and Neptune are never visible to the naked eye.


Moon

January

Moon
Jan Jan Moonrise Moonset Moonrise Illumination
1 - 08:07 20:12 96.9%
2 - 08:58 21:06 92.0%
3 - 09:48 21:59 85.0%
4 - 10:35 22:51 76.1%
5 - 11:20 23:42 65.8%
6 - 12:05 - 54.5%
7 00:34 12:52 - 42.7%
8 01:27 13:40 - 31.3%
9 02:23 14:31 - 20.7%
10 03:21 15:27 - 11.8%
11 04:22 16:26 - 5.2%
12 05:24 17:26 - 1.2%
13 06:24 18:27 - 0.1%
14 07:22 19:25 - 1.7%
15 08:14 20:19 - 5.7%
16 09:02 21:10 - 11.7%
17 09:45 21:57 - 19.2%
18 10:26 22:42 - 27.8%
19 11:05 23:25 - 37.1%
20 11:43 - - 46.8%
21 - 00:09 12:21 56.4%
22 - 00:53 13:01 65.9%
23 - 01:38 13:43 74.8%
24 - 02:26 14:29 82.9%
25 - 03:17 15:18 89.8%
26 - 04:09 16:10 95.2%
27 - 05:03 17:06 98.7%
28 - 05:58 18:02 99.9%
29 - 06:51 18:58 99.9%
30 - 07:42 19:53 98.6%
31 - 08:31 20:46 94.7%


ISS : International Space Station

Visibility of International Space Station (ISS) to a Viewer in Colombo
Data from: spotthestation.nasa.gov
(ISS will be visible to all parts of the Island. Its visible time and direction may change slightly)
Date Visible for Max Height Appears Disappears

ISS will not be visible this week

Direction guide

Current Position of ISS
Refresh to view current location

Image from : Heavens-Above.com


Constellations

Constellation Initially visible in Visible time
From To
Orion
Lower Western sky Sunset 1920h
Canis Major
Lower SW sky Sunset 2020h
Gemini
NW sky Sunset 2100h
Auriga
NW sky Sunset 1920h
Leo
Middle of the sky Sunset 0000h
Virgo
Upper Eastern sky Sunset 0300h
Bootes
NE Sky Sunset 0410h
Scorpius
SE horizon 1850h Sunrise
Sagittarius
Eastern horizon 2020h Sunrise
Capricornus
Eastern horizon 2230h Sunrise
Aquarius
Eastern horizon 0000h Sunrise
Pisces
Eastern horizon 0200h Sunrise
Note: Only few of the constellations are given here, more than 40 constellations will be visible in a clear sky.


Bright Stars

Few of the brightest Stars that will be visible
Star Initially visible in Visible time Constellation
From To
Sirius Lower SW sky Sunset 2020h Canis Major
Canopus Lower Southern sky Sunset 1930h Carina
Capella Lower NW sky Sunset 1930h Auriga
Procyon Western sky Sunset 2130h Canis Minor
Betelgeuse Lower Western sky Sunset 1945h Orion
Castor NW sky Sunset 2140h Gemini
Pollux NW sky Sunset 2140h Gemini
Regulus Middle of the sky Sunset 0000h Leo
Spica Eastern sky Sunset 0300h Virgo
Arcturus Lower Eastern sky Sunset 0410h Bootes
Beta Centauri SE horizon Sunset 0300h Centaurus
Alpha Centauri SE horizon Sunset 0340h Centaurus
Antares SE horizon 1825h Sunrise Scorpius
Vega NE horizon 1950h Sunrise Lyra
Deneb NE horizon 2150h Sunrise Cygnus
Altair Eastern horizon 2130h Sunrise Aquilae
Fomalhaut SE horizon 0050h Sunrise Piscis Austrinus
Last Updated on Sunday, 24 January 2021 14:51  

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