Solar Conjunction. Look for it far to the lower left of the bright star Capella. History of Discovery Uranus was discovered in by Sir William Herschel, who initially thought he had found a new comet. With the exception of Mercury, the times are based on the planets' positions at mid-month. When are the Planets currently on view? For the superior planets i.
MARS CLOSE APPROACHES
D etailed star charts showing the paths of the superior planets i. They are visible for much of the year, except for short periods of time when they are too close to the Sun to observe. Mars Exploration Rovers RISE —. Small telescopes will show Jupiter as a pale white or cream-colour.