Set your alarms for 45 minutes before sunrise and prepare to be amazed. Friday, just before the sun rises in the sky, there will be a beautiful and rare alignment of five key planets.
For the first time in two decades, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all be visible at the same time, and you won’t even need any fancy telescopic lens to see them. The five planets will be visible right up in the sky! It’s an extraordinary sight to behold.
According to experts at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, the celestial event has been occurring all week long but the best time to see it is tomorrow morning. The five planets became visible earlier this month as Saturn rose on June 14, then Jupiter, and then Mars also rose later that morning. Apparently, the latter two planets were initially angled closer at the start of the month but grew apart over time.
The Adler Planetarium has been tracking the process throughout the month of June, updating their Instagram page along the way.
Now, as we near the end of June, Mercury will become visible below and to the left of Venus (AKA the brightest of the planets). Next up in the sky show, the Moon will move near the planets at the start of next week.