Five Planets Will Be Visible From The Earth At The Same Time


(PCM) Astronomy fans are in lucky and hopefully will have their telescopes ready, as you will be able to view the planets Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter all at the same time from planet Earth.

Beginning on Wednesday, January 20 the planets will make their appearance all together and will remain visible for about a month long time frame. This event marks the first time that all five planets have been visible at the same time in the past 10 years. However, according to researchers, we will not have to wait another 10 years for this phenomenon to occur, as another five planet showing will occur in August of this year.

Individuals who reside in the mid-to-northern latitudes can see Mercury best about an hour and half before dawn. In the Southern Hemisphere, it’s about two hours before sunrise. It also looks like Feb. 7 will be the best day for viewing.

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