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5 months ago

Tips for Observing This Month's Rare Planetary Alignment

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Tips for Observing , This Month's Rare, Planetary Alignment.
'Newsweek' recently offered readers tips
for catching a glimpse of a rare five-planet
alignment visible for the month of June.
Throughout June, the five "naked-eye"
planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter
and Saturn, will be visible in the sky. .
This particular kind of alignment
last occurred in December of 2004.
Seeing all the five naked eye planets
in such a parade, moreover in the same order
of their increasing distance from the sun,
from Mercury on the left to Saturn on
the right, does not happen frequently, Gianluca Masi, Astronomer from the Virtual
Telescope Project, via 'Newsweek' .
According to Diana Hannikainen, observing
editor of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine,
the alignment is only visible in the dawn sky.
People will need to be up before sunrise
and look toward the east-southeast, Diana Hannikainen, Observing
editor of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine, via 'Newsweek' .
They'll need to find an unobstructed horizon, such as a lake, or a field, or a hilltop, with clear views to the horizon. , Diana Hannikainen, Observing
editor of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine, via 'Newsweek' .
They should get into place about an hour,
an hour and a half before local sunrise, Diana Hannikainen, Observing
editor of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine, via 'Newsweek' .
Any morning that's clear
between now and the end of
the month is worth taking a peek, Diana Hannikainen, Observing
editor of 'Sky & Telescope' magazine, via 'Newsweek' .
'Newsweek' reports that no special equipment
is necessary to view the alignment, however
binoculars would offer a better view.
'Newsweek' reports that no special equipment
is necessary to view the alignment, however
binoculars would offer a better view