NASA: 5 planets in one line to be seen in sky

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This year, celestial phenomena seem to be continuing to provide skywatchers on Earth with stunning sights. This time, the moon and five planets will be visible in nearly an arc over the night sky. Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus, and Mars are some of these planets. On this day, March 28, several planets will be visible together in the night sky. According to NASA scientist Bill Cooke, the alignment will appear quite gorgeous on March 28 when the planets will be visible.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus will all be visible on March 28 after sunset, according to reports. The crescent moon should be visible along with the five planets.

It will be easier to see Jupiter than Mercury. The most visible planet overall would be Venus. To the top left of Jupiter and Mercury, Venus will appear brighter. Venus will dazzle more than any other planet, making it apparent to the unaided eye. The hardest planet to locate without any visual assistance would be Uranus. Uranus will be hardly visible while Venus is close by.

Moreover, Mars will be seen quite high in the sky and will have a distinct colour. Visit a spot with as little light pollution as possible and a clear horizon free of obstructions if you want to watch the celestial event clearly.

Because the planets orbit the Sun on roughly the same plane (the ecliptic plane) and follow similar trajectories across our sky, conjunctions between planets regularly occur in the solar system, according to NASA.

A real five planet alignment occurred in June of last year when Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn extended across the sky in order of increasing distance from the Sun, from low in the east to higher in the south.

The previous planetary alignment occurred in December 2004, making the one in June the first in over 18 years. According to NPR, a similar incident is not anticipated to occur again until 2040.