A reason to wake up early: 4 planets align!

If you happen to be an early riser, you’ll get to see a cool sight.  Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter will be visible all at the same time.  In addition, if you happen to have a good pair of binoculars or a telescope you can add Uranus and Neptune to the mix.  For the past couple of months, most of the planets have been hiding behind the sun.  This alignment will last for the next couple of weeks, so we’ll have time to clear out these clouds and hopefully get to see this cool lineup. If you don’t have binoculars or a telescope, no worries.  You can actually see this pairing with the naked eye.  So head out and enjoy!   

Steven Graham took this picture from Christchurch, New Zealand. He took this picture with his digital camera with a long exposure.


Posted under event, space

This post was written by qni_it on April 30, 2011

3 Comments so far

  1. Lorna Penman May 12, 2011 9:48 PM

    any pictures from Northland, New Zealand

    It looked like a big V in the sky to me this morning.

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