In the past few weeks, most of the planets in our solar system like Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn have been clearly visible from Earth.
This week Uranus, one of the most distant planets in our solar system, will also be visible to the naked eye.
Because it is a distant planet it can be a bit difficult to spot at times, but if skies are clear and dark with not many distractions Uranus is visible to naked eye. Also, it always helps to know where to look.
Uranus will appear in the constellation Aries, the Ram, about 12 degrees left of the much brighter Mars. (Extend your arm and make a fist; width of an adult fist is about 10 degrees in the sky.)
Use of binoculars or telescope to spot Uranus shining at +5.7 magnitude will obviously make it easier.
On September 13, it will be visible around 8.50 pm in India according to Time and Date. The planet will be visible for over nine hours until sunrise according to the sunrise.
Uranus is about 1.771 billion miles from Earth currently. According to NASA, Uranus takes 84.4 years to orbit the Sun, making a full rotation every 17.23 hours. It is the third largest planet in our solar system with at least 27 moons.
The planet was discovered in 1781 by British astronomer Sir William Herschel who thought he had found a new comet. Eventually it was found that it was a planet.
So, do not miss the opportunity to gaze at one of the most distant planets in our solar system and hope that the skies in your city are clear.
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