September 14, 2021

Today, Neptune reached opposition. Opposition occurs when an astronomical body is nearest the point directly opposite the Sun. This is when they appear their brightest. Neptune can be found in the east rising as the Sun sets. You will need a telescope or large binoculars to see Neptune.

Voyager 2 image of Neptune and the “Great Dark Spot”; a huge storm seen in Neptune’s atmosphere Voyager 2 flew by. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech