Things to spot in the night sky over Merseyside this December

 

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This month there is plenty to spot in the night skies over Merseyside, if it’s a clear night.

Mars

Mars will start to rise at around 3:40 am but won’t be seen for very long as visibility will reduce as daylight approaches.

Jupiter

Jupiter will be even harder to spot unless you’re an early riser, it will start to rise around 4:46am and may only be visible near the horizon for about an hour, when daylight will again reduce visibility.

Uranus

Uranus will be visible all night for about 11 hours, as it will rise as the sun sets and will be at its peak around 8:30pm.

International Space Station

The ISS can be seen on the following date and times on Merseyside. Just look out for a fast travelling bright object.

Date Visible Max Height Appears Disappears Share Event
Mon Dec 11, 5:11 PM 4 min 56° 40° above WSW 10° above ESE   
Mon Dec 11, 6:47 PM < 1 min 22° 19° above WSW 22° above SW   
Tue Dec 12, 5:55 PM 3 min 32° 28° above SW 17° above SSE   
Wed Dec 13, 5:04 PM 3 min 42° 39° above SW 11° above SE   
Wed Dec 13, 6:39 PM 2 min 14° 13° above SW 11° above S   
Thu Dec 14, 5:48 PM 3 min 20° 20° above SW 11° above SSE   
Fri Dec 15, 4:56 PM 3 min 28° 28° above SSW 11° above SE   
Sat Dec 16, 5:40 PM < 1 min 11° 11° above SSW 10° above SSW   
Sun Dec 17, 4:48 PM 1 min 17° 17° above SSW 11° above S   
Tue Dec 26, 7:21 AM < 1 min 12° 10° above S 12° above SSE   

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