Five Planets Are Aligning in the Sky Right Now

Full House The planets are aligning. Literally. Right now. And if you happen to glance at roughly where the Sun has just set on the horizon over the next few nights, you should be able to witness five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, and Mars — all lined up together, right near the Moon. According to the Associate Press, a telescope isn’t necessary, but binoculars certainly won’t hurt as Mercury and Uranus are likely to be a bit dimmer than their much brighter brethren — Mercury is so close to the Sun that its own glow is easily obscured, and Uranus, conversely, is just very far away from our home planet. “Wait until the sun has set and then go out and look low in that bright part of the sky where the Sun has just set with binoculars,” Rick Fienberg, senior contributing editor of Sky & Telescope magazine, told NPR, “and you should see brighter Jupiter next to fainter Mercury.” Though tonight will be the best night for viewing, the planets will be visible for the next few days. And excitingly, as long as you have clear skies, they should be visible from anywhere on Earth. “That’s the beauty of these planetary alignments,” NASA astronomer Bill Cooke told the AP. “It doesn’t take much.” OG Netflix If you do happen to miss the event, it’s not the end of the world. Alignments aren’t exactly a rare occurrence; per Axios, the last five-planet alignment happened back in June 2022, and…Five Planets Are Aligning in the Sky Right Now

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