The rare 5-planet arrangement has even better visibility next week as Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn will shine brighter in the morning sky. And they will be joined by a secret celestial body. Check who it is and see when.
The rare cosmic parade is going to get even more frenetic next week. To the satisfaction of sky watchers, the arrangement of 5 rare planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will also be joined by another secret participant to turn It became one of the rarest astronomical phenomena. And the secret participant is none other than our Moon. With these six celestial bodies marching in a straight line, this sight will be one to be admired for generations. The last time something like this happened was in 1864! So make sure not to miss this extremely rare event. Know the details as well as when and how to watch. Continue reading.
When to see the rare planetary alignments of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the moon
What makes this alignment unique is that the planets will appear in the sky in the same order as they are in their respective orbits around the Sun. This spectacular lineup can be viewed between June 23 and June 25, however the best visibility will be in the early hours of June 24. To see them in the sky you’ll have to look east and then move northeast to see all the celestial bodies lined up.
But all the different planets will light up the sky at different times. The first appearance will be of Saturn, around midnight. The planet will appear in a bright yellow halo. Next to join the parade will be Jupiter, Mars and Venus. They will rise at 1:30am, 2:00am and 3:30am respectively. Mercury will be the last to arrive in the group and join the formation about 30-40 minutes before dawn. Of course, the Moon will stay there all night and occupy the space between Venus and Mars.
Where and how to see the alignment of the rare planet
The best part about this planetary alignment is that almost everyone can get a good view right from their location. Although not bright and splendid, places with light pollution will also be able to see this scene in the sky. You just need to make sure to wake up about 30 minutes before sunrise to see this spectacle. Be sure to check the sunrise time on June 24. If you want to see the event up close, get a pair of binoculars or a telescope to observe and observe the planets. Alternatively, you can watch multiple YouTube live streams to watch the event.