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Spot Uranus at opposition in the night sky on Wednesday (November 9)

Spot Uranus at opposition in the night sky on Wednesday (November 9)

Spot Uranus at opposition in the night sky on Wednesday (November 9)

On Wednesday (November 9), Uranus will move opposite the Sun in an astronomical arrangement called ‘opposition’. A distant ice giant and the seventh planet from our Sun, Uranus will be visible for most of the night and will be at its highest point around midnight.

For sky watchers in New York, Uranus at opposition will begin at 6:33 PM EST (2333 GMT) according to In the sky (opens in new tab)when the ice giant will appear 21 degrees above the eastern horizon in the constellation Aries. (Remember: Your hand at arm’s length corresponds to approximately 10 degrees.)





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