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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: 17:18

Objects Visible Just After Sunset

Object Visibility Set Magnitude Constellation
Comet C/2013 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 17:35
0h 17m after sunset
29.24 Delphinus Sky Map
Neptune Binocular 18:06
0h 48m after sunset
7.96 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 104P/Kowal 2 Large Telescope 18:15
0h 57m after sunset
17.47 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina) Professional Telescope 18:40
1h 22m after sunset
23.52 Vulpecula Sky Map
Asteroid 2 Pallas Small Telescope 18:44
1h 25m after sunset
10.05 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 20 Massalia Small Telescope 18:51
1h 33m after sunset
11.55 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Professional Telescope 19:04
1h 45m after sunset
22.79 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T) Small Telescope 19:19
2h 01m after sunset
11.23 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Professional Telescope 19:29
2h 10m after sunset
18.84 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Large Telescope 19:36
2h 17m after sunset
15.94 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 17 Thetis Large Telescope 20:13
2h 55m after sunset
13.17 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Professional Telescope 20:19
3h 01m after sunset
19.75 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 19 Fortuna Small Telescope 20:32
3h 14m after sunset
11.85 Pisces Sky Map
Comet Encke (2P/Encke) Small Telescope 20:39
3h 21m after sunset
8.46 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 RR245 Professional Telescope 20:43
3h 25m after sunset
21.87 Pisces Sky Map

Night

Objects Visible for Most Part of the Night

Object Visibility Rise Set Magnitude Constellation
Comet 252P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 09:12 20:50 23.28 Cetus Sky Map
Comet 294P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 06:39 20:53 30.59 Pegasus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Professional Telescope 02:02 21:06 18.36 Cygnus Sky Map
Venus Naked Eye 07:44 21:10 -4.85 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 88P/Howell Professional Telescope 09:28 21:11 24.33 Cetus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Professional Telescope 09:52 21:23 18.74 Cetus Sky Map
Mars Naked Eye 08:27 21:33 1.25 Pisces Sky Map
Uranus Binocular 08:38 21:56 5.88 Pisces Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Professional Telescope 11:57 22:11 23.22 Eridanus Sky Map
Asteroid 11 Parthenope Small Telescope 09:10 22:19 11.71 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 RF98 Professional Telescope 10:38 22:37 24.50 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 433 Eros Large Telescope 07:52 22:48 13.66 Pisces Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Binocular 09:27 22:55 9.01 Cetus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 K1 (MASTER) Professional Telescope 07:03 23:34 21.95 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2004 VN112 Professional Telescope 10:20 23:35 23.37 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 2012 VP113 Professional Telescope 11:13 23:38 23.34 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 22P/Kopff Professional Telescope 09:47 23:54 19.83 Aries Sky Map
Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) Professional Telescope circumpolar 21.43 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Large Telescope circumpolar 17.31 Perseus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 G2 (MASTER) Professional Telescope circumpolar 26.15 Perseus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 N3 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope circumpolar 19.85 Cepheus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 K1 (LINEAR) Professional Telescope circumpolar 24.12 Cygnus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 V2 (Johnson) Small Telescope circumpolar 9.88 Hercules Sky Map
Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov) Professional Telescope circumpolar 29.38 Cepheus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope circumpolar 17.37 Lyra Sky Map
Comet C/2016 KA (Catalina) Professional Telescope circumpolar 20.50 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2015 F4 (Jacques) Professional Telescope circumpolar 22.36 Auriga Sky Map
Asteroid 13 Egeria Small Telescope circumpolar 10.69 Lynx Sky Map
Comet 81P/Wild 2 Professional Telescope 06:11 00:02 29.46 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 18 Melpomene Small Telescope 10:40 00:09 10.54 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Professional Telescope 11:01 00:18 20.94 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Professional Telescope 10:55 00:38 25.74 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 07:26 00:40 17.88 Aries Sky Map
Asteroid 79 Eurynome Large Telescope 10:11 00:48 12.05 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 TG422 Professional Telescope 11:39 00:57 22.12 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 103P/Hartley 2 Professional Telescope 09:25 01:17 21.66 Aries Sky Map
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Professional Telescope 09:08 01:58 20.54 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Professional Telescope 09:20 02:28 36.19 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Large Telescope 17:14 02:33 14.74 Puppis Sky Map
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Professional Telescope 11:40 02:49 20.75 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 6P/d'Arrest Professional Telescope 13:57 04:11 23.52 Gemini Sky Map
Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope 12:57 04:25 27.43 Gemini Sky Map
319P/Catalina-McNaught Professional Telescope 12:25 04:27 26.20 Gemini Sky Map
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Professional Telescope 16:10 04:30 25.43 Hydra Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 17:00 04:33 16.67 Hydra Sky Map
Comet C/2014 F2 (Tenagra) Professional Telescope 09:27 05:56 22.82 Auriga Sky Map
Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS) Professional Telescope 18:32 05:57 19.47 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 15 Eunomia Binocular 17:53 05:58 9.20 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 4 Vesta Binocular 12:59 06:00 6.94 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 284P/McNaught Professional Telescope 15:54 06:30 23.71 Cancer Sky Map
Comet 51P/Harrington Professional Telescope 14:08 06:44 23.42 Cancer Sky Map
Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma Professional Telescope 18:02 06:51 22.52 Sextans Sky Map
Comet 17P/Holmes Professional Telescope 18:16 06:53 20.95 Sextans Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 18:35 06:59 19.30 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 2014 FE72 Professional Telescope 21:31 06:59 24.06 Corvus Sky Map
Comet 154P/Brewington Professional Telescope 21:53 07:24 24.41 Corvus Sky Map
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Large Telescope 15:38 07:31 11.99 Leo Sky Map
Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 22:17 07:37 18.74 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 16 Psyche Small Telescope 18:27 07:37 10.53 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Professional Telescope 19:39 07:47 19.11 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Binocular 18:25 07:50 9.34 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 FT28 Professional Telescope 22:05 07:52 24.36 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Small Telescope 20:20 07:53 11.78 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 15P/Finlay Professional Telescope 18:45 08:04 28.08 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 12 Victoria Small Telescope 23:50 08:09 11.39 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 269P/Jedicke Professional Telescope 23:07 08:18 18.66 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 9 Metis Binocular 16:50 08:19 9.04 Leo Sky Map
Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR Professional Telescope 00:32 08:23 25.43 Libra Sky Map
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Professional Telescope 00:35 08:39 20.63 Libra Sky Map
Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Professional Telescope 23:42 08:42 21.63 Virgo Sky Map
Jupiter Naked Eye 21:59 08:46 -2.28 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 14 Irene Binocular 15:59 08:54 8.98 Leo Sky Map
Comet 4P/Faye Professional Telescope 23:15 09:11 22.03 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 209P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 18:24 09:24 24.96 Leo Sky Map
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Professional Telescope 15:41 09:30 20.87 Leo Minor Sky Map
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Professional Telescope 14:27 09:41 23.79 Leo Minor Sky Map
Comet 56P/Slaughter-Burnham Professional Telescope 02:01 09:56 48.67 Scorpius Sky Map
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Professional Telescope 23:11 09:59 31.28 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 96P/Machholz Professional Telescope 23:54 10:02 18.13 Libra Sky Map
Asteroid 2010 GB174 Professional Telescope 19:45 10:10 25.11 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Professional Telescope 23:20 10:28 23.86 Libra Sky Map
Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Large Telescope 02:45 10:58 16.99 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) Professional Telescope 17:48 10:58 22.31 Coma Sky Map
Comet P/2010 H2 (Vales) Professional Telescope 02:11 10:59 31.34 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2013 V1 (Boattini) Professional Telescope 03:13 11:00 24.78 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Large Telescope 18:33 11:21 16.99 Coma Sky Map
Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS) Large Telescope 15:00 11:31 17.46 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Large Telescope 16:59 11:31 11.13 Canes Sky Map
Saturn Naked Eye 03:44 11:37 1.45 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea Large Telescope 20:38 11:39 17.37 Bootes Sky Map
Comet 19P/Borrelly Professional Telescope 23:50 11:40 21.73 Serpens Sky Map
Comet 210P/Christensen Professional Telescope 03:32 11:47 26.53 Ophiucus Sky Map
The Moon
Waning Crescent
Naked Eye 03:14 11:55 -9.11 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Professional Telescope 03:34 12:05 19.53 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 5 Astraea Large Telescope 03:52 12:25 12.37 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 6 Hebe Small Telescope 02:11 12:33 11.09 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Professional Telescope 04:50 12:35 27.82 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet 116P/Wild 4 Professional Telescope 04:50 12:35 27.82 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 01:54 12:48 16.96 Ophiucus Sky Map
Asteroid 3 Juno Small Telescope 03:20 13:16 11.40 Serpens Sky Map
Dwarf Planet Pluto Large Telescope 05:14 13:19 14.32 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2016 HO3 Professional Telescope 20:29 13:38 23.18 Bootes Sky Map

Objects Visible Just Before Sunrise

Object Visibility Rise Magnitude Constellation
Comet C/2014 R1 (Borisov) Professional Telescope 05:59
1h 10m before sunrise
26.70 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) Professional Telescope 03:28
3h 40m before sunrise
25.69 Scutum Sky Map
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Professional Telescope 01:08
6h 01m before sunrise
29.88 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Professional Telescope 01:32
5h 37m before sunrise
26.18 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 03:10
3h 59m before sunrise
16.31 Aquila Sky Map
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Large Telescope 06:29
0h 40m before sunrise
15.03 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet 92P/Sanguin Professional Telescope 07:48
23h 21m before sunrise
18.68 Capricornus Sky Map
Asteroid 7 Iris Small Telescope 06:12
0h 57m before sunrise
10.48 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2014 MU69 Professional Telescope 07:19
23h 50m before sunrise
24.75 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 08:07
23h 02m before sunrise
19.08 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 06:13
0h 56m before sunrise
20.74 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 05:32
1h 37m before sunrise
32.56 Aquarius Sky Map
333P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 05:08
2h 01m before sunrise
24.85 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 OR10 Professional Telescope 07:26
23h 43m before sunrise
21.97 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 BN509 Professional Telescope 05:33
1h 36m before sunrise
28.00 Aquarius Sky Map

Sunrise: 07:09

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’ 43” Sky Map
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck 1° 29’ 23” Sky Map
Comet 210P/Christensen Saturn 1° 36’ 29” Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A8 (LINEAR) Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck 1° 40’ 50” Sky Map
The Sun Asteroid 99942 Apophis 1° 47’ 53” Sky Map
Asteroid 2 Pallas Asteroid 20 Massalia 1° 49’ 16” Sky Map
Asteroid 16 Psyche Asteroid 29 Amphitrite 1° 59’ 33” Sky Map