Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Planets Align In the Early Morning Sky

Get ready!  Because a spectacular sight that hasn't been seen for 10 years will return for the next few weeks.

Five planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - will align in the south sky roughly an hour to hour and a half before sunrise between now and February 20th.

According to, the final days of January and the first week of February may prove to be the best time to view the planets.  This is because the moon will slowly move across the sky making a close approach to each of the planets.

So if there isn't a threat for clouds these next few nights, it may be worth the early wake up call to see if you can catch a glimpse of this spectacular sight.

For more on viewing the planets, click here.

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