Oct 12. 2019

Uranus at Opposition

In autumn, on October 22, we will be able to see the planet of Uranus in opposition to the Sun. This rare phenomenon occurs when Uranus takes the position opposite to our parent star, being fully illuminated by it and thus, creating perfect conditions for its observation in the sky. Uranus will appear, under the influence of sunlight, clearer and larger than before. It will be visible for the whole night.

As a result, using a telescope, we have the best opportunity to see the third largest planet in our solar system - one of the so-called giants. If you are going to watch this event straight from the observatory, you will probably be lucky enough to see its brilliant ring along with the 27 moons orbiting around Uranus.

 

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