14 hours, 24 minutes
Wed, Feb 8 at 5:05 pm – Thu, Feb 9 at 7:29 am
Visible night of Feb 8 – Feb 9, 2023
|Mercury:||From Thu 6:36 am|
|Venus:||Until Wed 7:28 pm|
|Mars:||Until Thu 3:56 am|
|Jupiter:||Until Wed 9:32 pm|
|Saturn:||Until Wed 5:39 pm|
|Uranus:||Until Thu 1:07 am|
|Neptune:||Until Wed 8:14 pm|
Can You Find the Faint Green Comet?
C/2022 E3 (ZTF)—a green-ish comet—may be visible in the night sky around the end of January and the beginning of February.
Currently showing previous night. For planet visibility in the coming night, please check again after 12 noon.
Tonight's Sky in Reading, Feb 8 – Feb 9, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Reading
Try before sunrise.
Mercury rises shortly before sunrise, so it is very close to the horizon. This makes it very difficult to observe.
Thu, Feb 9 ↑6:36 am
Venus rise and set in Reading
View just after sunset.
Venus is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.
Wed, Feb 8 ↓7:28 pm
Mars rise and set in Reading
View after sunset.
Mars can be seen for more than 10 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night.
Thu, Feb 9 ↓3:56 am
Jupiter rise and set in Reading
View after sunset.
Jupiter can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.
Wed, Feb 8 ↓9:32 pm
Saturn rise and set in Reading
Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.
Saturn is just 7 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.
Wed, Feb 8 ↓5:39 pm
Uranus rise and set in Reading
View after sunset. Bring binoculars.
Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades. You may need binoculars.
Thu, Feb 9 ↓1:07 am
Neptune rise and set in Reading
Fairly close to the Sun. Visible only after sunset. Bring binoculars (but don't look at the Sun!).
Neptune is just 34 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult to see. You may need binoculars, but only use them when sun is down.
Wed, Feb 8 ↓8:14 pm
Planets Visible in Reading
|Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Feb 9, 2023|
|Mercury||Thu 6:36 am||Thu 2:52 pm||Thu 10:44 am||Difficult to see|
|Venus||Wed 8:31 am||Wed 7:28 pm||Wed 1:58 pm||Fairly good visibility|
|Mars||Wed 11:04 am||Thu 3:56 am||Wed 7:30 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Jupiter||Wed 9:07 am||Wed 9:32 pm||Wed 3:19 pm||Fairly good visibility|
|Saturn||Wed 7:56 am||Wed 5:39 pm||Wed 12:48 pm||Extremely difficult to see|
|Uranus||Wed 10:13 am||Thu 1:07 am||Wed 5:40 pm||Difficult to see|
|Neptune||Wed 8:44 am||Wed 8:14 pm||Wed 2:29 pm||Extremely difficult to see|