SACRAMENTO (CBS Local) – All jokes aside, tonight is the night if you want to see Uranus.
On Oct. 19, Uranus will be directly opposite the sun, bringing it closer to earth and making it brighter than usual.
Space experts say you may be able to see the icy blue planet with the naked eye or a with a little help from binoculars.
NASA says Uranus should be visible all night long and its blue-green color is unmistakable.
Where should you look to find Uranus?
The experts say start in the southeast sky within the constellation Pisces, the fish. “Scan the constellation carefully, and look for a tiny blue-green disk to pop out against the background of fainter stars,” National Geographic Magazine suggests.
Heres’s an image illustrating Uranus’ location in relation to the constellation.
Because of the light pollution from our region, you might have to head out of town to get a glimpse of the planet.