A rare planet alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will soon grace the skies! Know when and how to watch it.
Skywatchers will be delighted with the special and rare view of the sky in June! We’re talking about the planetary alignment of five major planets from our solar system — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — all of which will align and grace the night sky this month. Stargazers should not miss this rare opportunity, as this phenomenon will occur after 18 years. Even the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be smaller since 2004. If you’re looking for a spectacular view of the planetary alignment, check out all the details here.
Best time to view the alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn
According to the Sky and Telescope report, the best time to catch a glimpse of the rare alignments of the five planets is early in the morning, about 30 minutes before sunrise. It is recommended that you check the sunrise time in your area overnight before viewing the alignment. The report stated that after June 3-4, the planetary arrangement will be best in the morning of June 24. On this day Mercury will be easy to see as the view of the rest of the planets becomes more accessible. The good part is that you have about an hour to view this planetary alignment.
Where and How to Watch Rare 5 Planet Alignments
Which country has the best view? Well, you don’t have to travel all over the world to catch a glimpse! Excited skywatchers can easily witness the phenomena from the northern hemisphere and the eastern to the southeastern horizons.
How to view planetary alignment? Well, you should be ready with your binoculars along with the clear sky to spot Mercury, the report said. As the planets move forward in the coming days of the month, Mercury will become even brighter and easy to see in the sky. And the rest of the planets will be constantly visible to the naked eye.