(Posted 22 February 2015)
Moon, Venus and Mars and Uranus finder chart. Chart prepared for 7:30 pm AEST / 8:30 pm AEDT on Sunday 22 February 2015 for the Gold Coast, Queensland (but will be also useful for elsewhere in Eastern Australia). Chart prepared using the highly recommended Sky Safari Pro tablet app. Used with permission.
Assuming you have clear skies, Venus, Mars and a slim crescent Moon will be visible to the unaided eye low above the Western horizon tonight. If you have a pair of binoculars, you MIGHT be able to locate Uranus before it sets. It is currently magnitude +5.9 making it easy to locate in binoculars if it was higher in the sky. I don’t think it will be visible this low though. Have a look and good luck!
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