You Will Be Able To See Uranus Tonight. No Special Glasses Necessary.
The seventh planet from the sun will be visible October 19, 2017.
No fancy Uranus glasses needed here folks.
Jane Houston Jones from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Uranus is “visible all night long and its blue-green color is unmistakable.”
“It may be bright enough to see with your naked eye—and for sure in binoculars,” Houston Jones added.
Unlike this summer’s solar eclipse, there will be no need to hurry to the store in hopes of coveted Uranus glasses. Thank you, Uranus!
According to the Orlando Sentinel, the planet will be directly overhead at midnight October 19th and will set at sunrise October 20th.
Until then, here are some fun Uranus facts from NASA.
- One day on Uranus lasts 17 hours and 14 minutes.
- One year is equivalent to 84 Earth years.
- The seventh planet from the sun is considered an Ice Giant.
- Uranus also has 27 moons. One was just not enough for this overachieving planet.