Mars, Venus, Jupiter to Mercury, watch 5 planets TOGETHER in the night sky on March 28

5 planets namely Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, and Uranus, will be visible in the night sky on March 28, 2023. Check details here.

| Updated on: Mar 19 2023, 15:04 IST
Best NASA Astronomy Pictures of the Week: Soul Nebula, Omega Centauri and more
1/5 A Colourful Rainbow (March 13) - It is an image of a rainbow backdropping a tree. The reason the rainbow can be seen behind the tree is because its position depends on the observer. The picture was captured by published landscape and wildlife photographer Eric Houck in early January near Knights Ferry, California, USA. (NASA/Eric Houck)
Soul Nebula
2/5 Stellar Soul Nebula (March 14) - The picture mesmerizing snapshot of IC 1848, also known as the Soul Nebula. It is an open cluster of stars spanning about 150 light-years across and located 6500 light-years away. It lies in the constellation Cassiopeia alongside another Nebula known as the Heart Nebula. Together, both these Nebulae form the Heart & Soul Nebulae. (NASA/Jose Jimenez)
Venus Jupiter conjunction
3/5 Venus-Jupiter Conjunction (March 15) - The picture shows the Venus-Jupiter conjunction captured in Wiltingen, Germany. This amazing phenomenon was captured by astrophotographer Michael Luy from the Trier Observatory. While Venus is the hottest planet, Jupiter is a massive gas giant. In fact, it is so big that you can fit almost 1400 Venuses in Jupiter. This also means that Venus is much closer to Earth than Jupiter. (NASA/Michael Luy)
Omega Centauri
4/5 Stars of Omega Centauri (March 16) - It is a snapshot of millions of stars in the Omega Centauri star cluster. Also known as NGC 5139, Omega Centauri is located about 15000 light-years away in the constellation Centaurus. It was the first non-stellar object identified by English astronomer Edmond Halley 1677. (NASA/Neil Corke(Heaven's Mirror Observatory))
NASA Medusa Nebula
5/5 Medusa Nebula (March 17) - It is a picture of Abell 21, which is also known as the Medusa Nebula due to the serpentine filaments of gas in the cloud. According to NASA, the Medusa Nebula is an old planetary nebula located in the Gemini constellation about 1500 light-years away and spans nearly 4 light-years across. (NASA/Martin Bradley (Chesterfield Astronomical Society))
Solar system
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You can watch 5 planets together in the night sky on March 28. (Pixabay)

The last week of March will bring an amazing view for the sky gazers. As many as five planets, including the moon, will be visible in the sky on March 28. It can be known that the five planets will not be in a literal straight line but will be like an arc. The planets which you will be able to watch on March 28 after sunset include Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury, and Uranus, according to a report by Fox News.

As per the information, Jupiter will appear brighter than Mercury. While Venus would be the brightest planet among all. "Venus will be brighter to the upper left of Jupiter and Mercury," a report by Live Mint stated. It can be known that Venus would be visible through the naked eye as it will dazzle the most among all.

Uranus will be the most difficult to find without visual aids. Also, the report further added that Uranus will appear near Venus but very faintly and Mars will also appear very high in the sky and will have a noticeable hue.

It can be known that March has been an eventful month for the people who love watching the night sky and are interested in space. Earlier on March 1, Venus and Jupiter came together in conjunction. Also, Jupiter and Venus were aligned with the moon throughout February.

According to NASA, "the planets orbit around the Sun in approximately the same plane - the ecliptic plane - and thus trace similar paths across our sky," according to NASA.

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First Published Date: 19 Mar, 15:04 IST
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