Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Fairfield
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Rise21:04
Set06:27

The Moon is 17 days old, waning gibbous, and is approaching last quarter. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 21:59, when it reaches an altitude of 5° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:49, 22° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:11, 10° above your south-western horizon.

16 May 2022  –  Full Moon
22 May 2022  –  Moon at Last Quarter
30 May 2022  –  New Moon
07 Jun 2022  –  Moon at First Quarter
Rise05:53
Set20:34

Mercury will soon pass in front of the Sun at inferior solar conjunction. From Fairfield, it is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 6° from it.

Rise03:56
Set16:37

Venus is visible as a morning object, having recently passed greatest elongation west. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:55 (EDT) – 1 hour and 35 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 13° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:11.

Rise03:04
Set14:43

Mars is currently emerging from behind the Sun. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:03 (EDT) – 2 hours and 27 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 18° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:49.

13 Oct 2020  –  Mars at opposition
30 Nov 2022  –  Mars at perigee
08 Dec 2022  –  Mars at opposition
12 Jan 2025  –  Mars at perigee
Rise03:16
Set15:18

Jupiter recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Fairfield, however, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 03:16 (EDT) – 2 hours and 14 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 20° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 05:11.

19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
03 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
07 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise01:50
Set12:13

Saturn is currently emerging from behind the Sun. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:50 (EDT) – 3 hours and 40 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 26° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:51.

02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
08 Sep 2024  –  Saturn at opposition
Rise05:01
Set19:04

Uranus recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Fairfield, it is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 10° from it.

04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
16 Nov 2024  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise03:02
Set14:46

Neptune recently passed behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Fairfield, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 12° above the horizon at dawn.

14 Sep 2021  –  Neptune at opposition
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition
20 Sep 2024  –  Neptune at opposition

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