The Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Newark (change)
Rise05:22
Set15:41

The Moon is a 27-day-old waning crescent, and is approaching new moon. From Newark, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 05:23 (EST) – 1 hour and 14 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 11° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:18.

18 Feb 2017, 14:35 ESTMoon at Last Quarter
26 Feb 2017, 10:00 ESTNew Moon
05 Mar 2017, 06:34 ESTMoon at First Quarter
12 Mar 2017, 10:55 EDTFull Moon
Rise06:27
Set16:51

Mercury will soon pass behind the Sun. From Newark, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 2° below the horizon at dawn.

19 Jan 2017, 15:43 ESTMercury at greatest brightness
07 Mar 2017, 19:15 ESTMercury at superior solar conjunction
07 Mar 2017, 16:37 ESTMercury at greatest brightness
30 Mar 2017, 01:32 EDTMercury at dichotomy
Rise07:34
Set20:49

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 17:55 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 32° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 12 minutes after the Sun at 20:49.

18 Feb 2017, 10:42 ESTVenus at greatest brightness
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
Rise08:21
Set21:22

All around the world, Mars is an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Newark, it will become visible at around 18:19 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 33° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 45 minutes after the Sun at 21:22.

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
Rise21:22
Set08:41

All around the world, Jupiter is visible as a morning object. From Newark, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible at around 22:08, when it rises 7° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:04, 41° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight at around 06:18, 24° 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
Rise02:40
Set12:03

Saturn is emerging from behind the Sun. From Newark, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:40 (EST) – 3 hours and 57 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 24° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:04.

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
Rise08:27
Set21:28

Uranus will soon pass behind the Sun at solar conjunction. From Newark, it will become visible at around 18:43 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 30° above your western horizon. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 3 hours and 51 minutes after the Sun at 21:28.

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
Rise06:54
Set18:04

Neptune 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 5° from it.

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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