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Sky This Week

2020 October

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

Planets

Week from 26th Oct to 01st Nov

Planet Details
Mercury
Initially visible in NOT VISIBLE
Time NOT VISIBLE
Description: 1st and the smallest planet in the solar system. Hard to identify with the light of the Sun.
Residing constellation Virgo
Venus
Initially visible in Eastern Horizon
Time From: 0340h till Sunrise
Description: Easy to find, since this is very bright. 2nd planet from the sun.
Residing constellation Virgo
Jupiter
Initially visible in Middle of the Sky
Time From: Sunset till 2300h
Description: 5th and the Largest planet in the solar system
Residing constellation Sagittarius
Saturn
Initially visible in Middle of the Sky
Time From: Sunset till 2330h
Description: 6th planet in the solar system
Residing constellation Sagittarius
Mars
Initially visible in Eastern Sky
Time From: Sunset till 0500h
Description: 4th planet in the solar system. Red
Residing constellation Virgo


Moon

September

Moon
Oct Sep Moonrise Moonset Moonrise Illumination
1 - 05:21 17:46 99.8%
2 - 06:04 18:24 99.9%
3 - 06:48 19:02 99.1%
4 - 07:31 19:41 96.5%
5 - 08:16 20:22 92.2%
6 - 09:03 21:05 86.3%
7 - 09:51 21:52 78.9%
8 - 10:42 22:41 70.3%
9 - 11:35 23:34 60.6%
10 - 12:28 - 50.2%
11 00:29 13:22 - 39.4%
12 01:26 14:15 - 28.8%
13 02:22 15:06 - 18.9%
14 03:19 15:56 - 10.4%
15 04:15 16:46 - 4.1%
16 05:12 17:35 - 0.7%
17 06:09 18:26 - 0.5%
18 07:08 19:19 - 3.6%
19 08:08 20:15 - 9.6%
20 09:10 21:12 - 18.0%
21 10:11 22:11 - 28.0%
22 11:10 23:09 - 38.8%
23 12:06 - - 49.8%
24 - 00:05 12:57 60.4%
25 - 00:58 13:44 70.2%
26 - 01:48 14:28 78.9%
27 - 02:35 15:08 86.4%
28 - 03:20 15:47 92.3%
29 - 04:03 16:24 96.6%
30 - 04:46 17:02 99.2%
31 - 05:29 17:41 99.9%


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 in this week

Direction guide



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, 25 October 2020 09:22  

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