This rare phenomenon occurs every 18-19 years – Photo: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
According to Radio NBCstarting June 3 and running through June, these five planets will appear on the eastern horizon 30 minutes before sunrise.
The “parade” of the planets will be arranged in order, starting from the horizon at dawn. Mercury is the closest star, appearing lowest on the horizon. Meanwhile, Saturn will be in the highest position.
Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere can see five planets from the eastern horizon to the southeast. While those in the Southern Hemisphere can look along the horizon east to northeast. The only requirement is that the sky must be clear in the direction of view.
If weather conditions are clear, the planets will be bright enough for anyone to see them with the naked eye, although Mercury will be at its faintest in early June and will be hardest to spot without binoculars.
However, at the end of June, Mercury will brighten significantly and appear higher in the sky, making it much easier to see. Sky & Telescopea publication of the American Astronomical Society.
Another special event awaits astronomy lovers: on June 24, the crescent moon will ‘sneak’ into the 5-star formation to appear first. At this time, the Moon will be between Venus and Mars.
The last time people saw 5 planets in alignment with the naked eye was in December 2004, according to the page Sky & Telescope.
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