Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Fairfield
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Rise17:01
Set03:22

The Moon is 11 days old, waxing gibbous, and is approaching full moon. From Fairfield, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 20:51 (EDT), 29° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:17, 30° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:34, when it sinks below -3° above your western horizon.

17 Jun 2021  –  Moon at First Quarter
24 Jun 2021  –  Full Moon
01 Jul 2021  –  Moon at Last Quarter
09 Jul 2021  –  New Moon
Rise04:45
Set19:05

Mercury recently passed 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 14° from it.

Rise07:04
Set22:05

Venus recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Fairfield, however, it will become visible around 20:51 (EDT), 11° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 33 minutes after the Sun at 22:04.

Rise08:09
Set22:44

Mars will soon pass 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 dusk.

13 Oct 2020  –  Mars at opposition
30 Nov 2022  –  Mars at perigee
08 Dec 2022  –  Mars at opposition
12 Jan 2025  –  Mars at perigee
Rise23:50
Set10:33

Jupiter is currently visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:50 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 37° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:59.

14 Jul 2020  –  Jupiter at opposition
19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
03 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise22:57
Set08:54

Saturn is currently visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:05, when it reaches an altitude of 10° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:56, 31° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:43, 30° above your southern horizon.

20 Jul 2020  –  Saturn at opposition
02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
Rise02:37
Set16:35

Uranus 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.

31 Oct 2020  –  Uranus at opposition
04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise00:39
Set12:19

Neptune is currently emerging from behind the Sun. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:39 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 32° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 03:55.

11 Sep 2020  –  Neptune at opposition
14 Sep 2021  –  Neptune at opposition
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition

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