Admirer of the stars, here is some news that should delight you: since this Sunday, April 17, four planets are perfectly aligned in the skyreport our colleagues from Futura-Sciences. They are Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter, so you can observe this alignment with the naked eye.
The media specifies that Venus, Mars and Saturn have been visible together in the sky since the end of March and that Jupiter has joined them since this Sunday. The show will be on view until the end of the month for people in the Northern Hemisphere, with the climax expected around April 23.
According to our colleagues from Parisian, the best time to appreciate the phenomenon is at dawn, just before sunrise. According to Sky and Spacesite published by the French Association of Astronomy, from April 24 to 28, the Moon will join this alignment of planets.
A new alignment on June 24
If you have binoculars, this is a good time to get them out, also indicates Ciel et Espace, which specifies that ” each of these stars deserves a telescope detour “: ” Saturn for its rings, Venus for its gibbous phase, Jupiter for its bands of clouds and Mars for its polar cap, quite wide in this season “.
And that’s not all: astronomy lovers will be spoiled this year, since on June 24, all the planets of the solar system, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus, will be aligned, according to the earthly perspective, report our colleagues from BFM-TV. The phenomenon is rarer, and it will be necessary to be equipped to be able to observe it: either with binoculars, or with a telescope.
Futura-Sciences specifies that all the planets will not necessarily be visible at the same time of the night, given that they will be distributed over a large part of the sky.