Five Planets Visible With The Naked Eye Forming Rare Alignment This June
Of all the planets in the solar system, there are five that can be seen, under the right circumstances, by the naked eye, and this weekend, they will be making a rare alignment that will be visible all month long.
See Five Planets Simultaneously With Just Your Naked Eyes
If you are like me and you get excited about things like sunsets, stars in the night sky, or full moons, you might also be excited to learn that you will be able to see five different planets when you look at the sky in the early morning hours this weekend.
Not only will you be able to look up to see the moon and stars but five different planets will be available to see without the need for a telescope or other lensed gear. All you are going to need to see these planets will be the lenses you were born with - your naked eye.
Which Five Planets Can We See In June 2022
When Will They Be Visible
Saturn, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury will all be visible to the naked eye throughout the month of June. According to NBC News, the planets will form a very rare alignment in the sky.
Where Will They Be Visible
NBC News says to see the five planets, you will need to wake up early. Saturn, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury & Mars will be most visible in the early morning hours before dawn. You will want to look to the lower portion of the sky off to the southeast to find them.
...the five planets will appear strung across the eastern horizon before sunrise. The parade of planets will be aligned in order of their distance from the sun, with Mercury, closest to the star, appearing lowest on the horizon and Saturn highest in the night sky.
For the best views, sky watchers in the Northern Hemisphere should head outside roughly 30 minutes before sunrise and choose a spot with unobstructed views of the eastern and southeastern horizon.
If you enjoy the night sky, keep scrolling to see some incredible astrophotography captured over Southern Illinois.
[Source: NBC News]