Things to spot in the night sky over Merseyside during February



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



Uranus can best be seen in the hours just after sunset. Visibility will improve as the sunlight fades.

Uranus will be at its highest point int the sky around 5pm, so the planet will only be visible as it begins to set.



Jupiter will begin to rise at around 2am and will be at its highest point in the sky around 6:25am, so there wont be a lot of time to view the planet.

As Jupiter shines brightly in the sky it should be quite easy to spot if skies stay clear, however, its worth remembering that as sunlight approaches it will begin to fade in the brighter lighting conditions.

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Mars will begin to rise around 3:20am and will only be visible for a few hours as sunlight approaches.

It will be at its highest point just before sunrise at 7:25am.

International Space Station


The ISS will be visible throughout this month on Merseyside if skies stay clear.

Just look for a fast travelling bright object, the times for Merseyside are below.

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