Do NOT miss April 23-29 sunrise! RARE celestial view of 4 planets coming; MOON and Mercury to join later
The four planets of our solar system will line up as a quartet on the dawn hours of April 29. NASA says you don’t need telescope to see it.
If you love stargazing, then prepare to give up your sleep a little and wake up early on April 29. We know it sounds cruel for all the sleep lovers but the view will be worth it. Because NASA says that four of the most magnificent planets in our solar system are coming together as a quartet to put up a good show for us. In fact, you can also see these four planets hanging out together in the night sky but the best view is coming in the early dawn hours through April 23-29.
And the best part is that this quartet will be visible to the naked eyes; hence you won't be needing any telescope or other specialist gear to witness it. The four planets in question are our favourite Red planet Mars, the ever shining Venus, the ringed beauty Saturn, and the gas behemoth Jupiter. This sighting will have no astronomical significance other than a beautiful sight in the sky.
April 23-29 to be the BEST Time for space lovers
"By mid-month, Jupiter is starting to rise in the pre-dawn hour, making for a quartet of planets, strung out in a line across the morning sky,” says NASA. The quartet will be visible in the southeastern sky 45 minutes before the sunrise, says NASA.
"At the beginning of the month, Mars, Venus and Saturn were all visible in the early morning. Now, the trio are joined by Jupiter, and the four planets can be seen by the naked eye in a straight line for the rest of April, as long as city lights don't intrude."
The four planets have been together in the sky starting April 17 and are currently in the best position to view now. However, starting April 23, the Moon will join the parade, thereby making it an even beautiful view for space lovers. And this thing will go on until early July, with NASA saying that Mercury will also join the quartet in June.
“Venus will be noticeably the brightest of all four planets, shining a bright white light. Jupiter will be the second brightest, also shining white in colour. Saturn will be clearly fainter than the other three. Mars will have the most distinctive difference from the others because of its colouration, appearing as a bright orange point of light to the naked eye,” Jake Foster, an astronomy education officer at Royal Museums Greenwich, said in a Daily Mail report.
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