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Planets Align From Tomorrow, Here’s How You Can See Them

08:46 20 January 2016 Author :  

The five brightest planets in the solar system are set to align this week and you’ll be able to see the fancy celestial footwork with your own eyes. 

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will appear in a line visible from Earth from January 20th until February 20th. 

It’s the first time this alignment has happened since 2005 and won’t happen again until 2018. 

Although you won’t need any special equipment to spot the interplanetary line up, some may be harder to see than others. 

Venus and Jupiter will be the easiest planets to see, Mars comes with a handy red glow to spot but Mercury is the trickiest because it’s very low on the horizon and therefore only visible for a very short time before the sun comes up. 

To see the alignment, look out towards the south just before sunrise from somewhere with no high rise buildings or trees to obscure your view.

You should aim to be somewhere with minimal light pollution, and you should also allow a good ten minutes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness. 

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