Mercury , Venus , Mars , Jupiter and Saturn can be seen in the sky on June 24.
In one of the most unique phenomena of recent years, this Friday, June 24, five planets will be aligned and can be seen in the skies.
Mercury , Venus , Mars , Jupiter , and Saturn will be aligned half an hour before sunrise, running diagonally from the east.
18 years later
This phenomenon has not occurred for 18 years and, best of all, it can be seen without the need for telescopes or special objects.
“The planets tend to move closer and further away from each other, but this is an especially fun order. It’s just a coincidence,” said NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller. “It’s kind of a really fun tour of the solar system that you can do for free.”
This quintuple conjunction only happens once for almost two decades, the last time being in 2004 and the next one in 2040, a fact that is due to their different orbits and inclinations.
How and when to see the alignment of five planets in the sky?
The phenomenon will occur this Friday, June 24, but half an hour before dawn.
If the sky is clear, it will be enough to look up to appreciate the event.
In the case of wanting to observe the planets separately, you will be able to better appreciate Saturn on July 9, Jupiter on June 22, Mars on 23, Venus on 26 and Mercury on 27.