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Uranus to Make an Appearance Sunday Evening



The moons of uranus
The six moons of Uranus Photo Credit: Wiki Commons

Uranus will be visible in the night sky after dusk this evening until approximately 8:30 p.m.

According to a report by Travel and Leisure: “The distant planet is quite dim, which is why it’s not that easy to spot it in the night sky, unlike its brighter companions, such as Mars, Venus, and Jupiter. Typically stargazers would have to take a look through a telescope, but Sunday’s show will be viewable through binoculars, ideally 7×50 or 10×50 magnification.”

“A useful guide is the waxing crescent Moon, which sits in Aries March 6 — a lovely sight in the evening sky. Swing your binoculars between 3° and 4° northeast of our satellite to find Uranus,” advised.

If you’re an avid star gazer, the site recommends looking “between Hamal, the brightest star in Aries, and Menkar, the brightest star in Cetus.”

Uranus, 1.784 billion miles from the sun, is the seventh planet in our solar system. Voyager 2, sent in 1986, is the only spacecraft sent beyond the gas giant.

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