You can start Friday’s morning with sky-gazing. Five planets will be aligned in rare celestial shows.
Mercury, Jupiter Mars, Venus and Saturn will be in perfect alignment from the morning of June 23rd to the afternoon of June 24.
This is the last time the planets were aligned like this. Was in 2004. It is unlikely that they will align like this again until 2040. So it may be worth seeing a rare glimpse.
The alignment was initiated at the beginning, but will become most striking on June 23, when it is joined by the crescent Moon.
It is not unusual for alignments of planets to occur. However, it is rare because they will still be in their natural order as a result of the sun.
Here’s theOrder The planets will soon appear
- Saturn will rise before midnight to be the first star to reach the horizon.
- Jupiter will arrive around 1:30 a.m.
- Mars will be next, rising before 2:00 a.m.
- Venus will appear at around 3:30 a.m.
- Mercury will be the last planet that joins Earth around 30-40 minutes before sunrise.
If the clouds cooperate, the planets can be seen with the naked eye. The skies in SoCal are expected to clear up Thursday through Friday morning.
For those living in the Northern Hemisphere, the best time to view the entire alignment is between 3:39 and 4:43 AM. Find a spot that has unobstructed views of both the eastern and southeast horizons and go outside about 30 minutes before sunrise.