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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: 20:50

Objects Visible Just After Sunset

Object Visibility Set Magnitude Constellation
Asteroid 99942 Apophis Professional Telescope 21:08
0h 17m after sunset
22.07 Cancer Sky Map
Comet C/2014 S2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 21:18
0h 28m after sunset
21.20 Corvus Sky Map
Comet C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 21:24
0h 33m after sunset
17.77 Corvus Sky Map
Asteroid 15 Eunomia Small Telescope 21:26
0h 36m after sunset
11.23 Leo Sky Map
Comet 103P/Hartley 2 Professional Telescope 21:29
0h 39m after sunset
18.54 Cancer Sky Map
Asteroid 433 Eros Large Telescope 21:32
0h 42m after sunset
14.00 Sextans Sky Map
Comet 17P/Holmes Professional Telescope 21:33
0h 43m after sunset
20.98 Sextans Sky Map
Comet 226P/Pigott-LINEAR-Kowalski Professional Telescope 21:36
0h 45m after sunset
26.85 Gemini Sky Map
Comet C/2015 F4 (Jacques) Professional Telescope 21:39
0h 48m after sunset
23.83 Auriga Sky Map
Asteroid 3552 Don Quixote (1983 SA) Professional Telescope 21:43
0h 53m after sunset
19.15 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 2014 FE72 Professional Telescope 21:45
0h 54m after sunset
24.18 Corvus Sky Map
Comet 80P/Peters-Hartley Large Telescope 21:46
0h 56m after sunset
17.80 Cancer Sky Map
Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma Professional Telescope 21:47
0h 56m after sunset
21.01 Leo Sky Map
Mercury Naked Eye 21:48
0h 57m after sunset
0.16 Leo Sky Map
Comet 284P/McNaught Professional Telescope 21:53
1h 02m after sunset
25.02 Leo Sky Map
Comet 53P/Van Biesbroeck Professional Telescope 21:53
1h 03m after sunset
25.22 Leo Sky Map
The Moon
Waxing Crescent
Naked Eye 21:57
1h 07m after sunset
-6.68 Leo Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A3 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 22:17
1h 27m after sunset
19.93 Leo Sky Map
Comet 52P/Harrington-Abell Professional Telescope 22:22
1h 32m after sunset
22.60 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 192 Nausikaa Large Telescope 22:26
1h 35m after sunset
13.20 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 4 Vesta Binocular 22:29
1h 38m after sunset
8.14 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 29 Amphitrite Small Telescope 22:29
1h 39m after sunset
11.35 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 15P/Finlay Professional Telescope 22:34
1h 44m after sunset
28.91 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 FT28 Professional Telescope 22:38
1h 47m after sunset
24.39 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 16 Psyche Large Telescope 22:40
1h 49m after sunset
12.17 Leo Sky Map
Asteroid 9 Metis Small Telescope 23:00
2h 09m after sunset
11.58 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 269P/Jedicke Professional Telescope 23:01
2h 10m after sunset
19.45 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Professional Telescope 23:01
2h 11m after sunset
27.56 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 11P/Tempel-Swift-LINEAR Professional Telescope 23:03
2h 13m after sunset
25.79 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 71P/Clark Professional Telescope 23:04
2h 13m after sunset
41.54 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 46P/Wirtanen Professional Telescope 23:07
2h 16m after sunset
28.34 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 13 Egeria Small Telescope 23:10
2h 19m after sunset
11.94 Leo Sky Map
Comet 119P/Parker-Hartley Professional Telescope 23:18
2h 27m after sunset
22.34 Virgo Sky Map
Jupiter Naked Eye 23:19
2h 28m after sunset
-1.90 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 14 Irene Small Telescope 23:27
2h 36m after sunset
11.11 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 4P/Faye Professional Telescope 23:41
2h 51m after sunset
22.49 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 12 Victoria Small Telescope 23:42
2h 52m after sunset
11.25 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Professional Telescope 23:53
3h 03m after sunset
29.75 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 116P/Wild 4 Professional Telescope 00:01
3h 11m after sunset
31.96 Virgo Sky Map
Comet 92P/Sanguin Professional Telescope 00:18
3h 27m after sunset
26.42 Virgo Sky Map

Night

Objects Visible for Most Part of the Night

Object Visibility Rise Set Magnitude Constellation
Comet 65P/Gunn Large Telescope 16:37 00:20 15.11 Libra Sky Map
Asteroid 2016 WF9 Professional Telescope 11:34 00:42 25.05 Virgo Sky Map
Asteroid 2010 GB174 Professional Telescope 10:31 00:53 25.19 Virgo Sky Map
Comet C/2016 K1 (LINEAR) Professional Telescope circumpolar 26.86 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2016 N4 (MASTER) Large Telescope circumpolar 14.74 Cassiopeia Sky Map
Comet C/2016 KA (Catalina) Professional Telescope circumpolar 21.30 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope circumpolar 15.74 Hercules Sky Map
Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) Professional Telescope circumpolar 22.56 Leo Minor Sky Map
Comet C/2015 D4 (Borisov) Professional Telescope circumpolar 30.51 Ursa Minor Sky Map
Comet C/2013 US10 (CATALINA) Professional Telescope circumpolar 18.83 Perseus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 G2 (MASTER) Professional Telescope circumpolar 23.98 Auriga Sky Map
Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope circumpolar 19.55 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2017 M4 (ATLAS) Large Telescope circumpolar 17.82 Draco Sky Map
Comet C/2014 A4 (SONEAR) Professional Telescope circumpolar 18.75 Cygnus Sky Map
Comet C/2014 N3 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope circumpolar 21.02 Camelopardalis Sky Map
Comet C/2013 V5 (Oukaimeden) Professional Telescope 08:03 01:07 23.24 Leo Sky Map
Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner Professional Telescope 12:24 01:08 22.57 Virgo Sky Map
Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 16:18 01:10 21.51 Libra Sky Map
Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 16:09 01:13 18.06 Libra Sky Map
Comet 19P/Borrelly Professional Telescope 13:40 01:28 23.99 Libra Sky Map
Comet C/2015 TQ209 (LINEAR) Professional Telescope 16:10 01:45 19.34 Scorpius Sky Map
Comet 210P/Christensen Professional Telescope 17:23 01:50 26.17 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Professional Telescope 17:25 01:59 23.36 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136472 Makemake Large Telescope 09:19 02:04 17.07 Coma Sky Map
Saturn Naked Eye 18:11 02:10 1.14 Ophiucus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136108 Haumea Large Telescope 11:20 02:24 17.41 Bootes Sky Map
Asteroid 10 Hygiea Small Telescope 19:12 02:51 9.82 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 6 Hebe Small Telescope 16:37 03:23 9.54 Ophiucus Sky Map
Asteroid 5 Astraea Small Telescope 18:47 03:30 11.30 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet C/2015 X7 (ATLAS) Professional Telescope 05:22 03:50 19.67 Ursa Major Sky Map
Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak Professional Telescope 18:12 04:04 18.60 Serpens Sky Map
Dwarf Planet Pluto Large Telescope 19:59 04:04 14.19 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet C/2014 R1 (Borisov) Professional Telescope 20:47 04:27 27.26 Sagittarius Sky Map
Asteroid 3 Juno Small Telescope 17:38 04:37 9.90 Scutum Sky Map
Comet C/2014 E2 (Jacques) Professional Telescope 17:35 04:39 31.22 Serpens Sky Map
Comet 88P/Howell Professional Telescope 20:24 04:56 18.07 Sagittarius Sky Map
Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Professional Telescope 15:33 05:23 27.40 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet 12P/Pons-Brooks Professional Telescope 15:18 05:39 29.44 Ophiucus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 O1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 13:23 05:51 14.86 Hercules Sky Map
333P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 19:39 06:24 25.72 Aquila Sky Map
Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 Large Telescope 21:26 07:07 14.39 Capricornus Sky Map
Comet C/2012 K1 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 22:58 07:29 19.27 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Professional Telescope 23:13 07:34 26.25 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 20:24 07:42 20.14 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 51P/Harrington Professional Telescope 23:29 07:45 20.98 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 OR10 Professional Telescope 22:13 08:07 21.29 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Professional Telescope 22:25 08:10 33.60 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2013 Y2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 18:20 09:08 29.81 Delphinus Sky Map
Comet P/2016 BA14 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 20:39 09:10 33.31 Pegasus Sky Map
Neptune Binocular 22:22 09:11 7.84 Aquarius Sky Map
Comet C/2015 B2 (PANSTARRS) Professional Telescope 22:45 09:47 19.62 Aquarius Sky Map
Asteroid 95P/Chiron (1977 UB) Professional Telescope 22:17 10:49 18.79 Pisces Sky Map
Comet 134P/Kowal-Vavrova Professional Telescope 22:43 11:25 23.04 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 RR245 Professional Telescope 22:39 11:43 21.86 Pisces Sky Map
Comet C/2014 AA52 (Catalina) Professional Telescope 13:28 11:44 24.12 Cygnus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 U1 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope 03:48 12:19 18.91 Eridanus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 136199 Eris Professional Telescope 00:41 12:20 18.84 Cetus Sky Map
Comet 9P/Tempel 1 Professional Telescope 00:36 13:01 19.53 Cetus Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 2014 UZ224 Professional Telescope 02:51 13:09 23.22 Eridanus Sky Map
Comet C/2013 YG46 (Spacewatch) Large Telescope 00:18 13:22 15.77 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2 Pallas Small Telescope 01:31 13:23 9.57 Cetus Sky Map
Uranus Binocular 23:37 13:25 5.80 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 7 Iris Binocular 22:46 13:47 9.30 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 2013 RF98 Professional Telescope 01:36 13:49 24.58 Cetus Sky Map
Asteroid 2012 VP113 Professional Telescope 02:07 14:37 23.35 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 2004 VN112 Professional Telescope 01:16 14:42 23.48 Cetus Sky Map
Comet 294P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 21:27 14:52 29.99 Pisces Sky Map
Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) Professional Telescope 01:56 15:13 20.94 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 04:10 15:15 15.14 Eridanus Sky Map
Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) Professional Telescope 02:02 15:19 24.48 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2017 E4 (Lovejoy) Professional Telescope 03:32 15:44 25.69 Orion Sky Map
Comet 217P/LINEAR Large Telescope 02:14 16:01 15.44 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 2007 TG422 Professional Telescope 02:39 16:03 22.15 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 23:58 16:07 11.84 Aries Sky Map
Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T) Small Telescope 00:37 16:30 11.17 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 20 Massalia Small Telescope 00:50 16:32 11.23 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 8 Flora Small Telescope 01:39 16:33 10.58 Taurus Sky Map
Comet C/2015 K1 (MASTER) Professional Telescope 21:40 16:44 22.60 Triangulum Sky Map
Asteroid 17 Thetis Large Telescope 01:47 16:47 13.40 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 252P/LINEAR Professional Telescope 01:40 17:16 28.77 Taurus Sky Map

Objects Visible Just Before Sunrise

Object Visibility Rise Magnitude Constellation
Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 Large Telescope 02:15
3h 04m before sunrise
14.34 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke Professional Telescope 02:47
2h 33m before sunrise
26.48 Taurus Sky Map
Comet 22P/Kopff Professional Telescope 02:19
3h 01m before sunrise
20.82 Taurus Sky Map
Venus Naked Eye 02:19
3h 01m before sunrise
-4.03 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 2015 BN509 Professional Telescope 02:30
2h 50m before sunrise
24.19 Taurus Sky Map
Asteroid 19 Fortuna Small Telescope 02:45
2h 34m before sunrise
11.98 Gemini Sky Map
Asteroid 11 Parthenope Small Telescope 03:17
2h 03m before sunrise
11.94 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 297P/Beshore (2008 J2) Professional Telescope 02:31
2h 49m before sunrise
20.34 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 108P/Ciffreo Professional Telescope 03:43
1h 37m before sunrise
26.20 Gemini Sky Map
Comet Halley (1P/Halley) Professional Telescope 06:59
22h 20m before sunrise
25.56 Hydra Sky Map
Dwarf Planet 1 Ceres Binocular 02:57
2h 23m before sunrise
8.89 Gemini Sky Map
Comet C/2016 T3 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 03:26
1h 53m before sunrise
17.23 Gemini Sky Map
Asteroid 1036 Ganymed Large Telescope 08:37
20h 43m before sunrise
16.17 Hydra Sky Map
Comet C/2014 F2 (Tenagra) Professional Telescope 02:18
3h 02m before sunrise
24.15 Gemini Sky Map
Asteroid 1566 Icarus Large Telescope 04:35
0h 44m before sunrise
16.08 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Professional Telescope 04:27
0h 53m before sunrise
22.32 Gemini Sky Map
Comet P/2014 L2 (NEOWISE) Professional Telescope 04:48
0h 31m before sunrise
28.79 Gemini Sky Map
Comet 6P/d'Arrest Professional Telescope 05:44
23h 35m before sunrise
24.64 Cancer Sky Map
Comet 96P/Machholz Professional Telescope 03:35
1h 45m before sunrise
23.05 Gemini Sky Map
319P/Catalina-McNaught Professional Telescope 04:39
0h 40m before sunrise
27.51 Gemini Sky Map
Comet C/2006 S3 (LONEOS) Professional Telescope 08:49
20h 31m before sunrise
20.09 Sextans Sky Map
Asteroid 18 Melpomene Small Telescope 05:58
23h 21m before sunrise
11.25 Cancer Sky Map
Asteroid 79 Eurynome Large Telescope 06:15
23h 04m before sunrise
12.69 Cancer Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) Large Telescope 06:06
23h 14m before sunrise
17.20 Cancer Sky Map

Sunrise: 05:20

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 C/2014 E2 (Jacques) Asteroid 3 Juno 0° 30’ 39” Sky Map
Comet 10P/Tempel 2 Asteroid 1566 Icarus 1° 05’ 29” Sky Map
Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova Comet 71P/Clark 1° 05’ 47” Sky Map
Comet C/2015 T4 (PANSTARRS) Comet C/2014 W2 (PANSTARRS) 1° 10’ 26” Sky Map
The Sun Mars 1° 11’ 35” Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) Asteroid 79 Eurynome 1° 21’ 13” Sky Map
Comet 117P/Helin-Roman-Alu 1 Comet 116P/Wild 4 1° 22’ 14” Sky Map
Comet 110P/Hartley 3 Comet 210P/Christensen 1° 27’ 51” Sky Map
Comet C/2017 E1 (Borisov) Asteroid 90377 Sedna (2003 VB12) 1° 29’ 29” Sky Map
Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) Asteroid 18 Melpomene 1° 32’ 09” Sky Map
Comet 71P/Clark Asteroid 9 Metis 1° 37’ 16” Sky Map
Venus Asteroid 2015 BN509 1° 46’ 28” Sky Map
Comet 22P/Kopff Comet 25D/Neujmin 2 1° 46’ 28” Sky Map
The Moon Mercury 1° 53’ 53” Sky Map
Asteroid 20 Massalia Asteroid 349 Dembowska (1892 T) 1° 55’ 23” Sky Map
Comet 40P/Vaisala 1 Asteroid 2007 OR10 1° 58’ 29” Sky Map