No joke, you should be able to see Uranus tonight
Uranus is making its closest approach to our planet, NASA says, and because it will be sandwiched between Earth and the sun, it could be visible to the naked eye. Even though it's about 1.7 billion miles away, you'll have a good chance of seeing the icy planet, even without a telescope.
Time magazine says, according to NASA, Uranus will be visible all night long, just look for it's unmistakable blue-green color. It may be bright enough to see with your naked eye, and for sure with binoculars
Uranus is 4 times wider than Earth. For perspective, NASA says, if Earth was the size of a nickel, Uranus would be about as big as a softball.
National Geographic says the best way to see Uranus is by looking toward the southeast, where it will be close to the Pisces constellation. Just scan the constellation carefully, and look for a tiny blue-green disk to pop out against the background of fainter stars,