Stunning Planet parade! All seven planets in solar system visible from Earth; check when and how (Unsplash)
On January 2, a rare planetary event could be witnessed in the night sky on the Earth. (NASA/Tunc Tezel)
The iconic image was taken by Tunc Tezel who is a Turkey-based leading amateur astronomer and night sky photographer associated with the TWAN (The World At Night) initiative.
All the seven planets of our solar system were visible at the same time, in a stunning occurrence. (Unsplash)
Sky gazers could see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus spread across the sky, shining brightly. (Unsplash)
This phenomenon is called a Planet Parade and it occurs very rarely. (Unsplash)
The mesmerizing event was shared by NASA’s astronomy Photo of the day on its website. (Unsplash)
Mercury and Venus could be seen near the horizon while Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune occupied the highest point in the sky. (Pexels)
Alongside, notable bright stars Altair, Fomalhaut, and Aldebaran were also prominent, as well as the Pleiades star cluster. (Unsplash)
If you missed this event, there is no need to worry as two more astronomy events are set to come in January. First will be Wolf Moon which can be seen on January 6. (Unsplash)
On January 22 and 23, Saturn-Venus conjunction will also be visible to astronomy enthusiasts. Both the planets will appear very close to one another and can be seen in the southwestern sky right after sunset.