Thanks to the crescent Moon and Mars which will be quite bright, we will be able to see Uranus more easily this weekend. You only need to have a pair of binoculars or a small telescope at hand. Of course, if you are lucky enough you may not need any instruments and can see Uranus even with the naked eye.
Between January 19-21, Mars and Uranus will be in conjunction, which means that their apparent position in the sky will be extremely close. The third-largest planet in our solar system, Uranus, will be 1.75 degrees south of Mars which will be quite bright and visible in the sky.
How to find and observe Uranus in the sky?
Those who interested in space and planets shouldn’t miss this. This weekend, when night falls, find the Moon. Just above it, you will see Mars as a bright red body. Uranus will be just below it on the left.
Uranus is currently at a magnitude of +5.7, on the visible side of the magnitude limit for human vision.
If you think you will have trouble orienting yourself with these directions, we recommend that you use a sky map application to make sure you quickly find Uranus. You can find these apps on App Store and Google Play.