Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Fairfield
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Rise19:32
Set08:17

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 20:21, when it rises to an altitude of 9° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:41, 61° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 06:47, 25° above your western horizon.

13 Oct 2019  –  Full Moon
21 Oct 2019  –  Moon at Last Quarter
27 Oct 2019  –  New Moon
04 Nov 2019  –  Moon at First Quarter
Rise09:14
Set19:00

Mercury recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Fairfield, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 3° above the horizon at dusk.

Rise08:28
Set18:55

Venus recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Fairfield, 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 dusk.

Rise05:49
Set17:41

Mars 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 4° above the horizon at dawn.

27 Jul 2018  –  Mars at opposition
13 Oct 2020  –  Mars at opposition
08 Dec 2022  –  Mars at opposition
15 Jan 2025  –  Mars at opposition
Rise11:56
Set21:11

Jupiter is currently an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Fairfield, it will become visible around 18:30 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 20° above your south-western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 0 minutes after the Sun at 21:11.

10 Jun 2019  –  Jupiter at opposition
14 Jul 2020  –  Jupiter at opposition
19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise13:39
Set22:56

Saturn is currently an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Fairfield, it will become visible around 18:44 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 26° above your southern horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 22:56.

09 Jul 2019  –  Saturn at opposition
20 Jul 2020  –  Saturn at opposition
02 Aug 2021  –  Saturn at opposition
14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
Rise18:37
Set08:18

Uranus is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:36, when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 01:30, 61° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:59, 25° above your western horizon.

23 Oct 2018  –  Uranus at opposition
28 Oct 2019  –  Uranus at opposition
31 Oct 2020  –  Uranus at opposition
04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise16:45
Set04:10

Neptune recently passed opposition. From Fairfield, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 19:18 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 25° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:26, 42° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:03, when it sinks below 22° above your south-western horizon.

10 Sep 2019  –  Neptune at opposition
11 Sep 2020  –  Neptune at opposition
14 Sep 2021  –  Neptune at opposition
16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition

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