Don’t miss the planetary parade at the end of March! Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars They will line up in an arc formation at night from March 25 to 30, next to the moon. This relatively rare cosmic event can be seen with the naked eye.but good timing, dark skies and a clear view of the horizon are the key.
To spot all five planets in one night, make sure you get away from the city lightsto a place with dark skies, before sunset. Settle in a site with a clear, unobstructed view of the western horizon, No mountains or buildings to block the sunset!
Jupiter and Mercury duo it will only be visible for less than an hour after sunset, while Venus will be the easiest to spot with the naked eye and Uranus will require binoculars or a telescope. Additionally, Mars will appear bright red and high in the southwestern sky, above and slightly to the left of the crescent moon, from March 25-27.
An astronomy app like Sky Tonight o SkySafari It can help you identify the planets exactly in the night sky. Always remember to protect your eyes when looking at the Sun and use binoculars only when the Sun is below the horizon.
This planetary parade is an exciting and relatively rare event, so make sure you don’t lose it. Enjoy the cosmic show!