Skywatchers will be delighted with the special and rare view of the sky this June! We are talking about the planetary alignment of five major planets from our solar system – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – all of which are going to line up and will adorn the night sky this month. Stargazers shouldn’t miss this rare chance as this phenomena will occur after 18 years. Even the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be smaller since 2004. If you are looking forward to getting a spectacular view of the planetary alignment then check all details here.
Best time to watch the alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn
According to Sky and Telescope report, the best time to have a glance at the rare alignment of the five planets is in the early morning around 30 minutes before sunrise. It is advised to check the time of Sun rise in your area a night before the view of the alignment. The report mentioned that after June 3-4, the planetary lineup will be best in the morning of June 24. On this day, Mercury will be easy to spot while making the view of the rest of the planets more accessible. The good part is that you will have around an hour to check out this planetary alignment.
Where and how to watch rare 5 planet alignment
Which country will have the best view? Well, you don’t have to travel across the globe to catch a glimpse! Excited skywatchers can easily witness the phenomena from the Northern Hemisphere and eastern to the southeastern horizon.
How to watch planetary alignment? Well, you should be ready with your binoculars along with the clear sky to spot Mercury, the report mentioned. As the planets will move forwards in the coming days of the month, Mercury will become even brighter and easy to spot in the sky. And the rest of the planets will be consistently visible to the naked eye.