Thu, Dec 7 at 4:39 pm – Fri, Dec 8 at 6:38 am
Visible tonight, Dec 7 – Dec 8, 2023
|Mercury:||Until Thu 6:00 pm|
|Venus:||From Fri 3:17 am|
|Mars:||From Fri 6:12 am|
|Jupiter:||Until Fri 3:34 am|
|Saturn:||Until Thu 10:26 pm|
|Uranus:||Until Fri 4:41 am|
|Neptune:||Until Fri 12:17 am|
Third Quarter Moon 50.137% Illuminated on Dec 5
First and Third Quarter Moons are often referred to as Half Moons—but they’re always a fraction more than 50% lit up.
Tonight's Sky in Birmingham, Dec 7 – Dec 8, 2023 (7 planets visible)
Mercury rise and set in Birmingham
View just after sunset.
Mercury is close to the Sun and can only be seen shortly after sunset. Try finding a good, unobstructed view of the horizon.
Thu, Dec 7 ↓6:00 pm
Venus rise and set in Birmingham
View before sunrise.
Venus can best be seen in the hours just before sunrise. Visibility deteriorates as the sky gets brighter. Venus is visible by day, but may be hard to find.
Fri, Dec 8 ↑3:17 am
Mars rise and set in Birmingham
Very close to Sun, hard or impossible to see.
Mars is just 6 degrees from the Sun in the sky, so it is difficult or impossible to see it.
Fri, Dec 8 ↑6:12 am
Jupiter rise and set in Birmingham
After sunset and most of the night.
Jupiter is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset.
Fri, Dec 8 ↓3:34 am
Saturn rise and set in Birmingham
View after sunset.
Saturn can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility improves as the sunlight fades.
Thu, Dec 7 ↓10:26 pm
Uranus rise and set in Birmingham
After sunset and most of the night. Bring binoculars.
Uranus is visible during most of the night, but it is best viewed in the late evening hours after sunset. You may need binoculars.
Fri, Dec 8 ↓4:41 am
Neptune rise and set in Birmingham
View after sunset. Use binoculars.
Neptune can be seen for more than 7 hours after sunset and during the late evening/early night. Very faint, use binoculars.
Fri, Dec 8 ↓12:17 am
Planets Visible in Birmingham
|Planetrise/Planetset, Thu, Dec 7, 2023|
|Mercury||Thu 8:19 am||Thu 6:00 pm||Thu 1:09 pm||Average visibility|
|Venus||Fri 3:17 am||Fri 2:24 pm||Fri 8:50 am||Good visibility|
|Mars||Fri 6:12 am||Fri 4:12 pm||Fri 11:12 am||Extremely difficult to see|
|Jupiter||Thu 2:23 pm||Fri 3:34 am||Thu 8:59 pm||Perfect visibility|
|Saturn||Thu 11:29 am||Thu 10:26 pm||Thu 4:57 pm||Average visibility|
|Uranus||Thu 3:01 pm||Fri 4:41 am||Thu 9:51 pm||Average visibility|
|Neptune||Thu 12:31 pm||Fri 12:17 am||Thu 6:24 pm||Difficult to see|