You should be able to spot them from the southwestern horizon track eastward to see the five celestial beauties.

If you are lucky enough to have a telescope – or if you borrowed one from a mate who wasn’t up to date with the sky’s schedule – you can see the rest of the planets in our solar system.

Binoculars could work as well, however they’re a bit creepy so you might look like a space pervert.

Anyway, that’s how you can get up close and personal with Uranus.

You’ll find it sitting between Saturn and Jupiter. ~


Silhouette of a man looking at the Moon and stars over sea ocean horizon.
This week sees a parade of five planets and a crescent Moon. GETTY

Jamie Carter

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Thursday, December 29, 2022: Moon and Jupiter  STELLARIUM

Thursday, December 29, 2022: Moon and Jupiter

Tonight after dark in the south the giant planet Jupiter will be visited by a waxing crescent Moon, which will get to within just 2.3°.

Friday, December 30, 2022: First Quarter Moon

At 01:21 UTC today our natural satellite in space will move into its First Quarter phase, when it appears to be half-lit as seen from Earth.

Constellation Pegasus in night sky
Wallpaper with constellation Pegasus in night sky GETTY

Constellation of the week: the ‘Great Square’

Part of the constellation of Pegasus, “the winged horse”, the “Great Square” is easy to find because its corners are marked by four stars of roughly equal brightness. Look high in the south right after dark to see its diamond shape. It’s four corner stars are Alpheratz, Algenib, Markab and Scheat, which are of roughly equal brightness and form the central part of the horse’s body.


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