Objects in your sky: Planets

by Dominic Ford

The visibility of the planets on

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Chichester
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Rise13:58
Set03:28

The Moon is 10 days old, waxing gibbous, and is approaching full moon. From Chichester, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 16:23 (GMT), 22° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 20:34, 43° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 02:35, when it sinks below -3° above your western horizon.

30 Nov 2022  –  Moon at First Quarter
08 Dec 2022  –  Full Moon
16 Dec 2022  –  Moon at Last Quarter
23 Dec 2022  –  New Moon
Rise09:07
Set16:31

Mercury recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Chichester, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 0° below the horizon at dusk.

Rise08:41
Set16:30

Venus recently passed behind the Sun at superior solar conjunction. From Chichester, it is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is 0° below the horizon at dusk.

Rise15:56
Set08:45

Mars is currently approaching opposition and is visible as a morning object. From Chichester, it is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 17:05, when it reaches an altitude of 7° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 00:21, 64° above your southern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 07:19, 10° above your north-western horizon.

01 Dec 2022  –  Mars at perigee
08 Dec 2022  –  Mars at opposition
12 Jan 2025  –  Mars at perigee
16 Jan 2025  –  Mars at opposition
Rise13:15
Set01:04

Jupiter is currently an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Chichester, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 16:23 (GMT), 26° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:09, 37° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 00:09, when it sinks below 7° above your western horizon.

26 Sep 2022  –  Jupiter at opposition
03 Nov 2023  –  Jupiter at opposition
07 Dec 2024  –  Jupiter at opposition
10 Jan 2026  –  Jupiter at opposition
Rise12:02
Set21:24

Saturn is currently an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Chichester, it will become visible around 16:45 (GMT), 23° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 21:24.

14 Aug 2022  –  Saturn at opposition
27 Aug 2023  –  Saturn at opposition
08 Sep 2024  –  Saturn at opposition
23 Mar 2025  –  Saturn ring plane crossing
Rise14:37
Set05:32

Uranus recently passed opposition. From Chichester, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:26 (GMT), 25° above your eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:05, 55° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 03:09, when it sinks below 21° above your western horizon.

09 Nov 2022  –  Uranus at opposition
13 Nov 2023  –  Uranus at opposition
17 Nov 2024  –  Uranus at opposition
21 Nov 2025  –  Uranus at opposition
Rise13:03
Set00:29

Neptune is currently an early evening object, now receding into evening twilight. From Chichester, it is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 17:26 (GMT), 32° above your south-eastern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 18:46, 35° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 21:53, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

16 Sep 2022  –  Neptune at opposition
19 Sep 2023  –  Neptune at opposition
21 Sep 2024  –  Neptune at opposition
23 Sep 2025  –  Neptune at opposition

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