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Uranus (January, 2018) ⬅︎
Uranus is the farthest planet that can be viewed naked-eye. Being so far from the sun, it appears like a dim star and its motion from month to month is hardly detectable. It wasn't until 1781 that people even realized that it was a planet and not a star. With an orbital period of 84 years, Uranus takes about seven years to move from one constellation of the zodiac to the next. Once you know where to look, it will be easier to find the next time.
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* Uranus is in Pisces until late April (see above).
* It is changing from an evening-morning planet to an evening-only planet by month's end.