The Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Newark (change)
Rise22:51
Set10:20

The Moon is 19 days old, waning gibbous, and is approaching last quarter. From Newark, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 23:38, when it rises 20° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 04:06, 50° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:56, 35° above your south-western horizon.

12 Jan 2017, 06:35 ESTFull Moon
19 Jan 2017, 17:15 ESTMoon at Last Quarter
28 Jan 2017, 19:08 ESTNew Moon
04 Feb 2017, 23:20 ESTMoon at First Quarter
Rise05:39
Set15:05

All around the world, Mercury is visible as a morning object, having recently passed greatest elongation west. From Newark, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 05:39 (EST) – 1 hour and 37 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 11° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:56.

13 Jan 2017, 17:02 ESTMercury at dichotomy
19 Jan 2017, 08:45 ESTMercury at greatest elongation west
07 Mar 2017, 19:15 ESTMercury at superior solar conjunction
23 Mar 2017, 02:37 EDTMercury at greatest brightness
Rise09:28
Set20:52

All around the world, Venus is visible as an evening object, having recently passed greatest elongation east. From Newark, it will become visible at around 17:11 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 35° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 1 minute after the Sun at 20:52.

14 Jan 2017, 08:13 ESTVenus at dichotomy
17 Feb 2017, 02:29 ESTVenus at greatest brightness
25 Mar 2017, 06:12 EDTVenus at inferior solar conjunction
29 Apr 2017, 17:16 EDTVenus at greatest brightness
Rise09:48
Set21:28

All around the world, Mars is an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Newark, it will become visible at around 17:29 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 38° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 4 hours and 37 minutes after the Sun at 21:28.

22 May 2016, 07:10 EDTMars at opposition
27 Jul 2017, 21:17 EDTMars at solar conjunction
27 Jul 2018, 01:07 EDTMars at opposition
02 Sep 2019, 07:01 EDTMars at solar conjunction
Rise23:52
Set11:10

Jupiter is emerging from behind the Sun. From Newark, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 00:42, when it rises 7° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:32, 41° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:56, 38° above your south-western horizon.

26 Sep 2016, 03:05 EDTJupiter at solar conjunction
07 Apr 2017, 17:28 EDTJupiter at opposition
26 Oct 2017, 14:14 EDTJupiter at solar conjunction
09 May 2018, 20:28 EDTJupiter at opposition
Rise04:55
Set14:19

Saturn recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, however, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 04:55 (EST) – 2 hours and 21 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 14° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:41.

10 Dec 2016, 06:55 ESTSaturn at solar conjunction
15 Jun 2017, 06:05 EDTSaturn at opposition
21 Dec 2017, 16:12 ESTSaturn at solar conjunction
27 Jun 2018, 09:15 EDTSaturn at opposition
Rise10:54
Set23:52

All around the world, Uranus is an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Newark, it will become visible at around 18:01 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 55° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 7 hours and 1 minute after the Sun at 23:52.

15 Oct 2016, 06:30 EDTUranus at opposition
14 Apr 2017, 01:33 EDTUranus at solar conjunction
19 Oct 2017, 13:21 EDTUranus at opposition
18 Apr 2018, 10:03 EDTUranus at solar conjunction
Rise09:21
Set20:27

Neptune will soon pass behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 24° above the horizon at dusk.

02 Sep 2016, 12:23 EDTNeptune at opposition
02 Mar 2017, 21:46 ESTNeptune at solar conjunction
05 Sep 2017, 01:13 EDTNeptune at opposition
04 Mar 2018, 08:56 ESTNeptune at solar conjunction

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