Classical planets farther north than the Sun

Earlier on this page, there was a listing of dates when the classical planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn), which are well visible to the naked eye, were farther north than the Sun. The assumption was that they would all be visible at the same time in the northern hemisphere. However, a superior planet (Mars, Jupiter or Saturn) may be farther north than the Sun, but because it might be in the west when the Sun is in the east, or vice versa, it might not be above the horizon when the inferior planets (Mercury and Venus) are visible in twilight.

Please see the new page 5 planets visible to the naked eye at the same time for a listing of when the planets are above the horizon at the same time, but the maximum angular distance between an inferior and a superior planet may here be anywhere in the range from slightly more than 0° to nearly 180°. Thus, if you gaze at the lowest planet in twilight, you may have to turn your head to get the most distant (in angular distance) planet comfortably in view.