December 10, 2023
5 Planets Align, here is how to watch rare alignment

5 Planets Align

While many of us would like to see planets in our solar system and the universe in real time, not everyone has access to telescopes, let alone advanced ones. As a result, many individuals seek out rare occasions to gaze at the night sky and see planets with our own eyes.

In another celestial dance, five planets are said to align on March 28, 2023, to produce an unusual astronomical spectacle. Those who enjoy watching stars and planets will be ecstatic when the celestial objects align and become visible after sunset.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus will all be visible in the sky soon. Venus and Jupiter will be plainly seen because they are the brightest of them all. Uranus is fainter and may necessitate the use of binoculars. Mars will also be dim, but visible in good skies.

Mercury would also be seen via such binoculars.

The planet alignment on March 28 is a much awaited event. Former astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second person to step foot on the moon, has been anticipating this stunning sight as well. On his Twitter account, he announced the uncommon alignment and encouraged people to watch for the eye-catching scene.

He wrote: “Don’t forget to look to the sky at the end of the month for the planetary alignment which will have at least five planets – plus the moon – all visible in almost an arc shape as seen from Earth.”

Rick Fienberg, a senior counselor to the American Astronomical Society, believes that seeing all five planets at the same time would be impossible due to the viewers’ location. He suggested going somewhere where the sky was clear to see the planets.

This unusual alignment occurred in 2005, 2016, and 2020. The planets would be arranged in an arc pattern, creating a breathtaking vista for space enthusiasts.

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