Tonight, as the calendar flips from 10/18 to the 19th, Uranus will be in opposition to the Sun, meaning that it'll be on the opposite side of the Earth in relation to our star. That positioning will bathe Uranus in light and it should be just enough to make the distant planet visible to the naked eye.

We’ll all get a great view of Uranus tonight, and we won’t even need a telescope

Tonight, as the calendar flips from 10/18 to the 19th, Uranus will be in opposition to the Sun, meaning that it'll be on the opposite side of the Earth in relation to our star. That positioning will bathe Uranus in light and it should be just enough to make the distant planet visible to the naked eye.

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth's sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth& sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

As November opens, Venus and Mars are up before dawn. Jupiter peeps over the sunrise horizon after November's 1st week and sweeps spectacularly near Venus. Saturn and Mercury are evening planets.

As November opens, Venus and Mars are up before dawn. Jupiter peeps over the sunrise horizon after November's 1st week and sweeps spectacularly near Venus. Saturn and Mercury are evening planets.

On May 14, 2014, just after sunset, nearly all of the naked-eye planets and the moon will be visible, strung out across the southern sky. From west to east, these are Mercury, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and the moon.

If you go out tonight (May about half an hour after sunset and have clear weather, you will see a number of bright objects in the sky. The brightest of these celestial lights are four of five planets visible to the naked eye this month.

Pittsburgh skyline view mid-March. Neat, huh?  Saw these planets from my front porch last night!

The sky is beautiful tonight! March 2012 guide to the five visible planets.

The seventh planet from the sun will be particularly visible tonight and you don't even need a telescope

Uranus will be shining brightly tonight - how to see it with the naked eye

The seventh planet from the sun will be particularly visible tonight and you don't even need a telescope

The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events. See the year's most exciting celestial events to mark on your calendar in this Space....

Need to break out the telescope.The year 2014 is packed with amazing night sky events. See the year's most exciting celestial events to mark on your calendar in this Space.

Get the latest on observing this week's night sky with tips and sky maps. See if there are any visible planets, comets, meteor showers, or even eclipses.

What's up in the sky tonight? Keep up on celestial events and get tips on observing the planets visible tonight, meteor showers, comets, eclipses, and more.

Very Cool! All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

Visible planets - which planets are visible tonight?

Our solar system is filled with a wide assortment of celestial bodies - the Sun itself, our eight planets, dwarf planets, and asteroids .

FOX NEWS: This 'inflatable space yacht' could be orbiting the Moon by 2022

This 'inflatable space yacht' could be orbiting the Moon by 2022

FOX NEWS: Moon set to block out three planets and the star Regulus in rare 'lunar occultation' The Moon will align with three planets and one of the brightest stars visible from Earth tonight in a rare spectacle called lunar occultation.

October guide to the bright planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

October guide to the bright planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

URANUS will be visible to the naked eye tonight after reaching opposition with the sun. Find out how you can watch the celestial spectacle from your back garden.

How to watch Uranus in the night skies TONIGHT: Ice giant will be visible to the naked eye

URANUS will be visible to the naked eye tonight after reaching opposition with the sun. Find out how you can watch the celestial spectacle from your back garden.

Starting on September 7, and for a few days thereafter, look for the moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter close together from midnight until daybreak. Remember, Venus is also nearby before dawn – brighter than Jupiter and closer to the eastern horizon.

Starting on September and for a few days thereafter, look for the moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter close together from midnight until daybreak. Remember, Venus is also nearby before dawn – brighter than Jupiter and closer to the eastern horizon.

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