Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Fairfield
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Rise23:06
Set11:35

The Moon is 19 days old, waning gibbous, and is approaching last quarter. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 23:48, when it reaches an altitude of 10° above your eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 05:14, 52° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 49° above your southern horizon.

23 Jul 2021  –  Full Moon
31 Jul 2021  –  Moon at Last Quarter
08 Aug 2021  –  New Moon
15 Aug 2021  –  Moon at First Quarter
Rise05:26
Set20:09

Mercury will soon pass behind the Sun. From Fairfield, it is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 4° from it.

Rise08:33
Set21:46

Venus recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Fairfield, however, it will become visible around 20:32 (EDT), 12° above your western horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting 1 hour and 27 minutes after the Sun at 21:43.

Rise07:46
Set21:23

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 1° 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
Rise21:17
Set07:52

Jupiter is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 22:05, when it reaches an altitude of 7° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:35, 36° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:24, 23° above your south-western horizon.

14 Jul 2020  –  Jupiter at opposition
19 Aug 2021  –  Jupiter at opposition
26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
03 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise20:21
Set06:12

Saturn is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible between 21:28 and 05:05. It will become accessible around 21:28, when it rises to an altitude of 10° above your south-eastern horizon. It will reach its highest point in the sky at 01:16, 30° above your southern horizon. It will become inaccessible around 05:05 when it sinks below 10° above your south-western 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
Rise00:13
Set14:14

Uranus is currently emerging from behind the Sun. From Fairfield, it is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:13 (EDT) and reaching an altitude of 46° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 04:28.

31 Oct 2020  –  Uranus at opposition
04 Nov 2021  –  Uranus at opposition
09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise22:10
Set09:48

Neptune is currently visible as a morning object. From Fairfield, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 00:15, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 03:59, 44° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 04:28, 44° above your southern horizon.

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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