A planet-wide “parade” is about to take place, and it is considered one of the most remarkable astronomical phenomena of 2023.
Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus, Mars as well as Earth’s Moon are about to align when observed in the sky on the nights of March 25-30.
According to Space, Mercury and Jupiter will be the first two planets to appear in a straight line. However, observing them will be very difficult, as both will be hidden below the horizon 25 to 30 minutes after sunset.
Five planets will appear aligned in the night sky on March 27.
Five planets will appear aligned in the night sky on March 27. (Photo: Space).
Unlike the two cases above, Venus – also known as the evening star, will be very easy to observe in the sky because it always shines brightly.
Next is March, Although it only appears 1/13th the brightness compared to early December 2022, it nevertheless remains ranked among the 21 stars in the sky in terms of brightness. As of March 27, Mars will be 211.4 million kilometers from Earth, 2.5 times further than before winter.
The 5th celestial body is Uranus presents a certain challenge, as it is almost impossible to see with the naked eye, even on a clear night.
What is interesting is Moon of Earth, as well as M35, the star cluster in the constellation Gemini, will also participate in the “parade”. These are also both important objects, as they are often used to determine the position of the remaining planets in the night sky.
We know that these planets orbit the Sun at different speeds and in different orbits. The fact that 5 planets appear aligned is therefore an interesting, very rare phenomenon.
Theo Business Insidersmany observers It is likely that you will need to use a telescope to observe all this amazing “straight line”.
In June 2022, five planets including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn also formed a straight line above the horizon. The 5 planets appear early in the morning in the northern hemisphere and are relatively easy to observe.
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A planet-wide “parade” is about to take place, and it is considered one of the most interesting astronomical phenomena of the year…