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Highland Road Park Observatory

URANIAN OPPOSITION

Friday 30 October from 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm
No admission fee. For all ages.
Binocular recommended.

Uranus♅ is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun☉, rising as the Sun☉ is setting. We are now the closest we’ll be to Uranus♅ this year!

The light-blue, high-ice planet (during these years in the constellation Aries♈) is very compelling. Although rather small due to its distance, its enormous size and unique color allow one to distinguish it from the stars in the constellation Aries♈: magnitude 5.7, distance ~2.8 billion kilometers.

(Mars♂, Jupiter♃, Saturn♄ and Neptune♆ will also be seen.)


Created by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, September 24, 2020, 02:56 PM.

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