Venus over Sri Lankan skies

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Professor Chandana Jayaratne, Director, Astronomy and Space Science Unit, Department of Physics, University of Colombo said that, These days after the sunset, around 7.00 p.m we can see the brightest planet Venus in the western sky.

The best time to observe other planets is from 4.00 – 5.30 a.m.

At that time you can see three planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars close to each other near to the top of the sky and the planet Mercury near the eastern horizon.

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This celestial phenomenon, except the moon, can also be seen from 16- 25 April 2020.

The planet Venus will be at its brightest on 27th evening sky.

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