The Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Newark (change)
Rise06:46
Set18:40

The Moon is a 29-day-old waning crescent, and is approaching new moon. From Newark, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 1° below the horizon at dawn.

20 Mar 2017, 12:00 EDTMoon at Last Quarter
28 Mar 2017, 22:59 EDTNew Moon
03 Apr 2017, 14:41 EDTMoon at First Quarter
11 Apr 2017, 02:10 EDTFull Moon
Rise07:21
Set20:47

All around the world, Mercury is emerging into the evening sky as it approaches greatest elongation east. From Newark, it will become visible at around 19:31 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 13° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 36 minutes after the Sun at 20:47.

07 Mar 2017, 16:37 ESTMercury at greatest brightness
30 Mar 2017, 01:32 EDTMercury at dichotomy
01 Apr 2017, 01:52 EDTMercury at greatest elongation east
20 Apr 2017, 01:48 EDTMercury at inferior solar conjunction
Rise06:01
Set19:08

Venus recently passed in front of the Sun at inferior solar conjunction. From Newark, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 4° above the horizon at dawn.

25 Mar 2017, 06:12 EDTVenus at inferior solar conjunction
26 Apr 2017, 14:36 EDTVenus at greatest brightness
03 Jun 2017, 01:58 EDTVenus at greatest elongation west
04 Jun 2017, 02:00 EDTVenus at dichotomy
Rise08:14
Set22:14

Mars will soon pass behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, it will become visible at around 19:55 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 3 minutes after the Sun at 22:14.

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
Rise20:05
Set07:33

Jupiter is approaching opposition, and all around the world it is visible as a morning object. From Newark, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 20:51, when it rises 7° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:51, 43° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:29, 11° above your 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
Rise01:43
Set11:07

Saturn is emerging from behind the Sun. From Newark, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:43 (EDT) – 5 hours and 4 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 27° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:16.

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
Rise07:29
Set20:34

Uranus will soon pass behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, it is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 16° from it.

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
Rise05:55
Set17:08

Neptune recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, it is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 24° from it.

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
07 Sep 2018, 14:12 EDTNeptune at opposition

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