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Tonight's Observing Guide

Observing guide of astronomical events visible tonight from Greenwich, United Kingdom.

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

This page lists the Solar System objects visible tonight from Greenwich, United Kingdom following an ideal timeline that goes from today's sunset to tomorrow's sunrise. Only objects that will reach an altitude of at least 15° and set/rise at least 15 minutes after/before the Sun for given location are listed. All rise and set times are expressed in local time (Europe/London) and are approximated with an error that could be as large as few minutes.

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Sunset: 20:47

Objects Visible Just After Sunset

Object Visibility Set Magnitude Constellation
Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Large Telescope 21:02
0h 15m after sunset
16.89 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 103P/Hartley 2 Professional Telescope 21:15
0h 28m after sunset
21.81 Taurus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Binocular 21:17
0h 30m after sunset
8.66 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 99942 Apophis Professional Telescope 21:52
1h 05m after sunset
21.83 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 22:10
1h 22m after sunset
16.93 Taurus Sky Map
Mars Naked Eye 22:31
1h 43m after sunset
1.66 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Professional Telescope 22:32
1h 45m after sunset
36.53 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Large Telescope 22:45
1h 58m after sunset
15.94 Hydra Sky Map
Asteroid 18 Melpomene Small Telescope 22:58
2h 11m after sunset
11.33 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Professional Telescope 23:05
2h 18m after sunset
22.03 Gemini Sky Map
Asteroid 79 Eurynome Large Telescope 23:13
2h 26m after sunset
12.75 Gemini Sky Map
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Professional Telescope 23:22
2h 34m after sunset
25.52 Hydra Sky Map
Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope 23:39
2h 52m after sunset
28.39 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 6P/d'Arrest Professional Telescope 23:40
2h 53m after sunset
24.37 Gemini Sky Map
Comet C/2014 F2 (Tenagra) Professional Telescope 23:48
3h 00m after sunset
23.78 Auriga Sky Map
Asteroid 433 Eros Large Telescope 23:48
3h 00m after sunset
13.59 Gemini Sky Map
319P/Catalina-McNaught Professional Telescope 23:56
3h 09m after sunset
27.20 Gemini Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 00:06
3h 18m after sunset
16.96 Cancer Sky Map

Night

Objects Visible for Most Part of the Night

Object Visibility Rise Set Magnitude Constellation
Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS) Professional Telescope 12:48 00:40 19.83 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 15 Eunomia Small Telescope 12:29 00:50 10.82 Sextans Sky Map
Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov) Professional Telescope circumpolar 30.11 Cepheus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Professional Telescope circumpolar 18.63 Cygnus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 KA (Catalina) Professional Telescope circumpolar 20.90 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Professional Telescope circumpolar 18.32 Perseus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope circumpolar 16.49 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS) Professional Telescope circumpolar 18.55 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet C/2014 N3 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope circumpolar 20.63 Camelopardalis Sky Map
Comet C/2015 G2 (MASTER) Professional Telescope circumpolar 27.22 Perseus Sky Map
Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) Professional Telescope circumpolar 22.12 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet C/2016 K1 (LINEAR) Professional Telescope circumpolar 26.85 Ursa Minor Sky Map
Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma Professional Telescope 12:15 01:27 21.70 Leo Sky Map
Comet 17P/Holmes Professional Telescope 12:34 01:27 21.46 Sextans Sky Map
Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 16:08 01:29 20.04 Corvus Sky Map
Comet 284P/McNaught Professional Telescope 10:34 01:33 24.59 Cancer Sky Map
Comet C/2015 F4 (Jacques) Professional Telescope 03:47 01:37 23.43 Auriga Sky Map
Comet 51P/Harrington Professional Telescope 09:22 01:37 24.70 Cancer Sky Map
Asteroid 4 Vesta Binocular 09:25 01:43 8.09 Cancer Sky Map
Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Professional Telescope 13:28 01:49 19.23 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 2014 FE72 Professional Telescope 16:19 01:52 24.10 Corvus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 12:59 01:59 19.69 Sextans Sky Map
Comet 154P/Brewington Professional Telescope 15:53 02:00 24.76 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Small Telescope 12:54 02:13 10.81 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Large Telescope 14:03 02:14 12.65 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 16 Psyche Small Telescope 12:38 02:23 11.77 Leo Sky Map
Comet 15P/Finlay Professional Telescope 12:48 02:36 28.79 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 9 Metis Small Telescope 11:58 02:45 11.01 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 FT28 Professional Telescope 16:52 02:45 24.34 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Professional Telescope 12:53 02:55 24.48 Leo Sky Map
Comet 269P/Jedicke Professional Telescope 17:10 03:01 18.91 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR Professional Telescope 18:10 03:01 25.35 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 12 Victoria Small Telescope 17:07 03:05 10.38 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Professional Telescope 10:37 03:12 26.15 Leo Sky Map
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Professional Telescope 17:48 03:14 21.60 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 13 Egeria Small Telescope 08:01 03:14 11.81 Cancer Sky Map
Asteroid 14 Irene Small Telescope 11:39 03:17 10.60 Leo Sky Map
Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Professional Telescope 17:37 03:21 21.77 Virgo Sky Map
Jupiter Naked Eye 16:01 03:24 -2.30 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 209P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 12:39 03:30 25.93 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 2016 HO3 Professional Telescope 13:36 03:47 22.50 Leo Sky Map
Comet 4P/Faye Professional Telescope 17:05 03:50 22.05 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Professional Telescope 17:10 04:24 31.43 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 96P/Machholz Professional Telescope 18:17 04:27 18.31 Libra Sky Map
Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Professional Telescope 20:33 04:41 48.52 Libra Sky Map
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Professional Telescope 12:12 05:00 23.22 Leo Sky Map
Comet 65P/Gunn Large Telescope 20:56 05:02 14.87 Scorpius Sky Map
Asteroid 2010 GB174 Professional Telescope 14:34 05:02 25.14 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Professional Telescope 16:42 05:24 22.77 Virgo Sky Map
Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) Professional Telescope 11:45 05:30 22.83 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Professional Telescope 20:45 05:43 31.37 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 19P/Borrelly Professional Telescope 17:50 06:08 21.90 Virgo Sky Map
Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Professional Telescope 20:52 06:11 18.05 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Large Telescope 13:19 06:13 17.04 Coma Sky Map
Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 20:31 06:30 17.27 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 210P/Christensen Professional Telescope 22:07 06:31 26.07 Ophiucus Sky Map
Saturn Naked Eye 22:33 06:31 1.03 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea Large Telescope 15:23 06:31 17.35 Bootes Sky Map
Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Professional Telescope 22:22 07:22 18.42 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Professional Telescope 23:40 07:59 27.09 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet 116P/Wild 4 Professional Telescope 23:40 07:59 27.09 Sagittarius Sky Map
Dwarf Planet Pluto Large Telescope 00:07 08:15 14.23 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 5 Astraea Small Telescope 23:29 08:34 11.48 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 6 Hebe Small Telescope 21:13 08:37 9.56 Serpens Sky Map
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Binocular 14:43 08:58 7.01 Bootes Sky Map
Comet C/2014 R1 (Borisov) Professional Telescope 01:07 09:01 26.97 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) Professional Telescope 22:02 09:10 25.79 Scutum Sky Map
Asteroid 3 Juno Small Telescope 22:24 09:30 10.32 Aquila Sky Map
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Professional Telescope 19:37 09:56 29.56 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Professional Telescope 19:55 10:03 26.80 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 19:51 10:52 15.12 Hercules Sky Map
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Large Telescope 19:31 11:13 11.39 Hercules Sky Map
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Large Telescope 01:45 11:20 14.60 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Professional Telescope 03:19 11:53 26.35 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 03:10 11:57 19.23 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 00:52 11:59 20.31 Aquarius Sky Map
333P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 00:13 11:59 25.42 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 OR10 Professional Telescope 02:21 12:13 22.05 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet Encke (2P/Encke) Large Telescope 03:18 12:13 15.39 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Professional Telescope 02:30 12:28 33.41 Aquarius Sky Map
Neptune Binocular 02:30 13:16 7.91 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2014 MU69 Professional Telescope 03:10 13:16 25.08 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2013 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 22:45 13:18 29.59 Pegasus Sky Map
Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 01:00 13:24 33.19 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 03:33 14:00 19.60 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Professional Telescope 04:47 14:39 20.00 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Professional Telescope 02:25 14:50 18.92 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 92P/Sanguin Professional Telescope 03:55 14:51 19.54 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 7 Iris Small Telescope 02:21 15:01 10.14 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 217P/LINEAR Large Telescope 03:24 15:03 16.21 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Professional Telescope 02:47 15:15 23.07 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) Large Telescope 03:42 15:17 15.61 Cetus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina) Professional Telescope 19:16 15:18 23.87 Cygnus Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 RR245 Professional Telescope 02:46 15:46 21.89 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope 06:51 15:52 28.33 Cetus Sky Map
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 Professional Telescope 04:09 15:55 19.49 Cetus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) Small Telescope 02:38 16:07 9.74 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2 Pallas Small Telescope 04:05 16:16 10.05 Cetus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Professional Telescope 04:47 16:23 18.73 Cetus Sky Map
Venus Naked Eye 03:32 16:25 -4.55 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) Large Telescope 04:07 16:57 17.24 Pisces Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Professional Telescope 06:53 17:11 23.20 Eridanus Sky Map

Objects Visible Just Before Sunrise

Object Visibility Rise Magnitude Constellation
Uranus Binocular 03:41
1h 20m before sunrise
5.90 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 8 Flora Small Telescope 04:10
0h 51m before sunrise
10.73 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 RF98 Professional Telescope 05:35
23h 26m before sunrise
24.46 Cetus Sky Map
Comet 294P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 01:51
3h 10m before sunrise
30.46 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 07:47
21h 15m before sunrise
17.31 Eridanus Sky Map
Asteroid 20 Massalia Small Telescope 03:48
1h 13m before sunrise
11.47 Aries Sky Map
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Large Telescope 00:24
4h 37m before sunrise
15.04 Andromeda Sky Map
Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T) Small Telescope 04:00
1h 01m before sunrise
11.26 Aries Sky Map
Mercury Naked Eye 04:22
0h 39m before sunrise
0.07 Aries Sky Map
The Moon
Waning Crescent
Naked Eye 04:37
0h 24m before sunrise
-6.31 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 2012 VP113 Professional Telescope 06:09
22h 52m before sunrise
23.30 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 2004 VN112 Professional Telescope 05:17
23h 44m before sunrise
23.32 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 BN509 Professional Telescope 04:24
0h 37m before sunrise
22.75 Aries Sky Map
Asteroid 17 Thetis Large Telescope 04:42
0h 19m before sunrise
13.21 Aries Sky Map
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Professional Telescope 05:57
23h 04m before sunrise
20.89 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 K1 (MASTER) Professional Telescope 02:05
2h 56m before sunrise
22.49 Triangulum Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 TG422 Professional Telescope 06:37
22h 24m before sunrise
22.07 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) Large Telescope 03:58
1h 03m before sunrise
16.99 Aries Sky Map
Comet 81P/Wild 2 Professional Telescope 01:43
3h 18m before sunrise
30.16 Triangulum Sky Map

Sunrise: 05:02

Tonight's Conjunctions

In astronomy a conjunction is defined as a close apparent alignment in the sky between two or more celestial bodies. Here we list, the closest conjunctions happening between objects we are currently tracking, in order of increasing separation. The green arrow indicates that the objects are currently getting closer, while the red arrow means that the objects are increasing their apparent separation.

Object 1 Object 2 Separation
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Comet 116P/Wild 4 0° 00’ 46” Sky Map
Comet 269P/Jedicke Asteroid 12 Victoria 0° 41’ 50” Sky Map
Comet 51P/Harrington Asteroid 4 Vesta 1° 06’ 07” Sky Map
Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko 1° 14’ 08” Sky Map
Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Asteroid 17 Thetis 1° 34’ 29” Sky Map
Asteroid 7 Iris Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) 1° 36’ 23” Sky Map
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley 1° 41’ 32” Sky Map
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck 1° 50’ 03” Sky Map
Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE) Asteroid 433 Eros 1° 56’ 04” Sky Map