Use Venus as a guide to identify Uranus. Uranus isn’t visible to the naked eye, but if you have a telescope, this is a good opportunity to see if you can tick another planet off the bucket list! Venus is bright on the western horizon and Uranus appears above and slightly to the left.
When to look: 7.30pm, 8th & 9th March
Which direction to look: West
Venus is the brightest planet we can see from Earth. It’s about 450 degrees Celsius! It may not be a great place to visit, but it certainly makes for a spectacular sight in our night skies.
Depending on the time it’s visible, Venus is often referred to as the “Morning Star” or the “Evening Star”. The sulphuric cloud that surrounds Venus makes a great reflection for our Sun’s light. That’s why it’s so bright.