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Tue Jul 14, 2020, 07:19 AM

Five Planets Will Be Visible in the Sky This Week -- Here's How to See Them

Have you ever really seen the Solar System with your own eyes? We’re all used to seeing pictures in textbooks of the eight planets all lined up in a row, starting with Mercury and ending with Neptune (or Pluto, which was de-throned as a planet in 2009), but very rarely do we actually get to see a line of planets in the night sky at the same time.

That’s what’s happening this week as all five planets visible to the naked eye — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn —appear simultaneously.

Although you’ve probably glimpsed Venus or Jupiter before, this is a great chance to see a few planets at the same time.

When and How to See Five Planets in the Night Sky
It’s going to take a bit of effort because only those willing to rise early — really early — on Sunday, July 19, 2020 will get to see the planets. You won’t need a telescope unless you want a close-up of each.


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