CELESTIAL OBJECTS COME AND GO FROM OUR VIEW IN THE NIGHT SKY. Whether it be the Full Moon, a meteor shower, or just the best night to see Mars, we’re here to direct your eyes skyward and tell you to look up and appreciate the wonders of space right here on Earth.
This week, we’re inviting you to marvel at the beauty of the planet Neptune as it appears at its brightest in the night sky on Friday.
Neptune is the farthest known planet from the Sun, some 2.7 billion miles from Earth. At such a distance, it takes Neptune 165 Earth years to orbit the Sun.
The third most-massive planet of the Solar System, Neptune is an ice giant shaped by supersonic wind, a freezing cold and dark world. The planet has at least five main rings and four more ring arcs, and at least 14 known moons.