Posted by: Sandy Steinman | January 22, 2016

See Five Planets at Once

 

Sky and Telescope report

Over the next two weeks, for the first time in more than a decade, you can see all of the naked-eye planets — from Mercury to Saturn — together in the predawn sky. If you follow celestial comings and goings at all, you know that bright planets have been largely missing from the evening sky for a few months. Sure, with careful watching you could have spotted Saturn low in the southwest as late as November, and Mercury put in a brief appearance a few weeks ago.

But really all the action has been in the sky before sunrise. Anchored by bright Venus and Jupiter, joined by Mars and Saturn, this planetary fab four has been dominating skywatchers’ attention for months. (Did you catch last October’s triple play involving Venus, Jupiter, and Mars?)…

But realistically you’re not going to see Mercury linger in the predawn sky for a whole month. Instead, I suggest that the last week of January and first week of February are your “best bets” for success.)

Read full story at  Get Up Early, See Five Planets at Once! – Sky & Telescope


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