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A Sky Full Of Planets!

(At Paranal Observatory, The moon and Venus is at the center)

Throughout the rest of the week, if you wake up early in the morning you will be able to see 6 of the 7 planets that share our solar system. In the evening you will also be able to see the seventh planet, Saturn. This is called a conjunction: Two or more celestial bodies appear near one another in the sky as seen from one place, generally Earth. This month it is special because seeing this many planets close together is very rare.

If you get up early enough, say pre-dawn, then you will currently be able to see, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. They will sit low in the eastern sky. And if you have binoculars or a small telescope you will be able to see Uranus and Neptune. If you decide to get out and take an evening walk, Saturn will be viewable to the southeast of the moon.

Locate Venus at about 5am, she will be the brightest star in the sky, the second brightest will be Jupiter halfway between Venus and the horizon, then two smaller specks will be Mercury and Mars, Mercury will appear above Mars. If you have binoculars or a telescope then locate Uranus to the right of Venus and Neptune will be visible in the constellation Aquarius.

It will be a light show to remember.

Love and Celestial light,