Witness A Rare Event Of The 6 Planets Aligning In A Straight Line; How To Watch – Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus

Witness A Rare Event Of The 6 Planets Aligning In A Straight Line; How To Watch – Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus
Witness A Rare Event Of The 6 Planets Aligning In A Straight Line; How To Watch – Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus

Updated May 16, 2024, 17:48 IST

Stargazers anticipate a rare event as six planets align in a near-straight line, known as a “planet parade.” This celestial event, visible to the naked eye, occurs on June 3, 2024. Know all about it.

Witness a Rare Event How to Watch Six Planets Align in a Straight Line

Stargazers are set to get a treat soon. In a rare cosmic event, six planets are set to align in a near-straight line. This rare phenomenon, often referred to as a “planet parade,” will grace the morning skies in the coming weeks, providing a unique opportunity to witness celestial bodies in harmonious alignment.

A planetary alignment occurs when several planets gather closely on one side of the Sun, forming a line. While it’s rarely a perfectly straight line due to varying orbital paths, the spectacle, known as a “planet parade,” is visible to the naked eye.

There are four types of planetary alignments:

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– Mini planetary alignment of three planets

– Small planetary alignment of four planets

– Large planetary alignment of five to six planets

– Full or great planetary alignment all Solar System planets aligned, sometimes including Pluto

When Can You See this Large Planetary Alignment? The upcoming large planetary alignment will be visible almost everywhere in the morning. The best date to witness this event is June 3, 2024, about an hour before sunrise at 5:26 AM.

Which Planets Will Be Visible?During the June alignment, the following planets will be visible

Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn can be seen with the naked eye. However, you’ll need a telescope or high-powered binoculars to view Neptune and Uranus. For the best views, find an open space like a dark sky park, beach, or rooftop.

How to Watch the Planetary Alignment To witness the alignment, head out an hour before sunrise on June 3, 2024. Here are some tips to enhance your viewing experience

– Find a Clear View Choose an open area with minimal light pollution, such as a dark sky park, beach, or rooftop.

– Use Apps Download a free stargazing app like Sky Tonight to help identify planets and other celestial bodies.

– Bring Equipment While many planets will be visible to the naked eye, consider bringing binoculars or a telescope for the best views, especially for Neptune and Uranus.

 
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