This week, some planets from our solar system are going to be almost entirely visible to the naked eye. Four planets are going to be visible in the early evening the entire week while two other planets will be less visible. According to space experts, this week will be a perfect time to begin with stargazing.
Jupiter will be the lone wolf in this event since it is the single planet that it has been occupying the evening skies for many months. This is somehow natural since it is the largest planet in our solar system, being about 80,000 miles larger in diameter than the Earth.
Due to its size, Jupiter is one of the shiniest space objects which allows it to be the most relevant object in the sky, at least for the naked eye, even when it is about 550 million miles away from our surface.
Mars and Saturn will be a couple this week since they are going to be the easiest pair of planets to see with the naked eye, but you will have to wait until the first darkness of the night to arrive to appreciate them fully.
Mars is an interesting case since it had not moved since 2005, which means it is as close as it was back then when we had some magnificent sights from the red giant.
An exciting surprise
Pluto, the still-under-debate planet will shine this week as well, and it will allegedly reach a visible peak on July 12, but it will not be available to the naked eye, but instead, you will need a telescope (even an amateur’s edition) to observe it.
Saturn, on the other hand, will have its brightest moment this week. Its ring system makes it one of the most dramatic and overwhelming space-objects to observe in the night sky. Saturn moons may also be available to the naked eyes, but it will depend on the climate conditions.
Tomorrow, however, you will be able to observe the First Quarter Moon in the southwest, where it will set before one a.m. at local daylight time.
The night of nights
July 16 will be a night major if you are a night-watcher or stargazing enthusiast. Mercury will pass north of Venus which will mean that humankind will be a part of space we, as a species, have never been before. It is exploration at its best.
The entire weather at space it will be an incredibly exciting experience for those studying the space, physics of for those that (like me) genuinely experience and enjoy sport and competitive experiences.
Bloggers at Asronomy.com declared that four a.m. is the appropriate time
Uranus will be one of the most visible planets at this particular time since the world will lie about 40 degrees in the Northeast among the background of regular stars in Pisces.
“This morning, use binoculars to find the magnitude 5.8 planet about 4° west of 4th-magnitude Omicron (o) Piscium and 3° north of 5th-magnitude Mu (m) Psc. A telescope reveals Uranus’ blue-green disk, which spans 3.5, recommended an expert in Astronomy.com for next Saturday, July 17”, as reported by Astronomy Magazine.
Source: Astronomy Magazine