In June 2022, the five planets of the solar system are aligned… A space show not to be missed will be held (+ observation time)

A space show in which the planets of the solar system are arranged in a line according to their distance from the sun is held in the sky at dawn in June. / photo = starwalk.space

On June 24, 2022, the not-to-be-missed space show in which the five planets of the solar system are aligned, and the exact observation time is becoming a hot topic.

What is the best schedule to observe the space show? June 24, 2022 planetary alignment

A space show in which the planets of the solar system are arranged in a line according to their distance from the sun is held in the sky at dawn in June.  / photo = starwalk.space
A space show in which the planets of the solar system are arranged in a line according to their distance from the sun is held in the sky at dawn in June. / photo = starwalk.space

This year’s most spectacular planet parade takes place on the morning of June 24th. Observers can see the five planets of the solar system: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn arranged in the sky. In fact, it would be a seven planet alignment because Neptune and Uranus will also join the space show, but these two giant planets are too dark to be seen with the naked eye.

It’s not uncommon to see two or three planets so close to each other, but this is the first time in 18 years since 2004 that several planets line up side by side.

Observation should begin 1 hour before dawn. Planets extend across the sky from east to south (north to east in southern latitudes). Observers in the Southern Hemisphere can see better because the planets there will rise earlier and rise much higher.

What is unique regarding this planetary parade is that the moon (Old Moon) appears at the Earth's position between Venus and Mars.  The four red bars above the moon mark the constellation of Uranus.  /Photo = Stellarium
What is unique regarding this planetary parade is that the moon (Old Moon) appears at the Earth’s position between Venus and Mars. The four red bars above the moon mark the constellation of Uranus. /Photo = Stellarium

According to the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, from the beginning of this month to the end of this month, six planets including Uranus can be seen arranged diagonally from the low eastern part of the dawn sky to the southern sky. However, only five are visible to the naked eye. by way of observation You will need to use binoculars or a telescope to see Uranus.

An added bonus is the glowing crescent between Venus and Mars. It will be right next to a “planetary ship” moving from planet to planet in late June.

To easily find and identify planets in the sky Star Walk 2 or Sky TonightYou can use mobile apps like Simply point your device at the sky and the app will show you the celestial body you are looking at. Notifications in the app help you identify the most notable astronomical events.

What is planetary alignment?

At 4:30 a.m. on June 26, six planets line up in the east-south sky.  / Photo = Provided by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
At 4:30 a.m. on June 26, six planets line up in the east-south sky. / Photo = Provided by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute

It means that all the planets in the solar system line up in a straight line, and cults often see this as the end of the world.

In the media, this phenomenon is regarded as a sign of the end of the world or described as being used in the manifestation of certain rituals. This is why there are many descriptions of ‘the stars are aligned’ in the Cthulhu myth.

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In fact, contrary to the superstitious belief that this is ominous, it has a huge impact on space exploration. Swing-by navigation helps a spacecraft to get to other planets, because how the planets are arranged determines whether or not they can get to a particular planet. In fact, Voyager spacecraft were able to travel through the solar system, stopping by almost every exoplanet, thanks to the positions of the planets in their staggering array of planets at the time. This is what the Voyager spacecraft called the “grand tour”. It is said to have been in 2000.

To see it once more, you have to wait 18 years… until 2040.

The planet’s parade, considered the best astronomical event of 2022, kicked off in late May when Mercury appeared at the edge of the dawn sky horizon. The space show ends when Mercury disappears from the dawn sky in early July.

According to NASA, a planetary alignment like this one will take place on September 8, 2040. Five visible planets will be located in a circle with a diameter of regarding 10 degrees. The alignment includes Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. You can also see the crescent moon located between Venus and Saturn. The best time to observe is around 7:30 PM local time.

During this planetary alignment, the five planets will line up as seen from above the plane of the solar system. This means that they form almost straight lines in space, but not in the sky to an observer on Earth. But it will still look beautiful, as the planet will appear very close.

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