As the sun sets, look to the east-southeast for the appearance of Jupiter and Saturn. How amazed they would have been if they could have viewed Saturn through a telescope and gazed upon its magnificent system of rings. During the middle of the night, Mars comes over the eastern horizon. If you have been following it since the beginning of the year, you no doubt noticed how it has gradually increased in radiance as it continues to approach our Earth.
When, Where and How to See the Planets in the 2020 Night Sky
Which planets can you see from Earth with the naked eye? Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and more
Are you an avid stargazer? If so, you probably want to know when you can see not just the stars but the visible planets in our Solar System as well. This handy guide gives you the dates for when you can see the planets throughout the year. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun in our Solar System. Because it is so close to the Sun, it is only observable in the early morning, just after sunrise, or at dusk. In fact, ancient Greek astronomers once believed Mercury was actually two separate objects. As an evening star, appears in the western sky setting about an hour after the Sun; as a morning star, it appears in the eastern sky rising about an hour before the Sun.
Visible Planets Guide – When and Where to View (2020)
Wondering when you'll be able to see the planets at their best during ? Well, we've got you covered in this annual night sky guide. So buckle up and mark your calendars.
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are all visible at various times of the year — here's how you can catch a glimpse of them tonight. Neptune and Uranus are not visible - and of course the eighth planet in our solar system is Earth itself. Planets look different to stars because their brightness varies in a cycle over a period of time and they are close enough to Earth to look like a tiny disk whereas stars look like a point of light. Saturn and Mars are commonly mistaken for stars during their dimmer periods, according to Naked Eye Planets. Stars also generate their own light whereas planets do not.