Look up! Something rare and beautiful is about to unfold right above us!
Five planets will have a rare alignment that will be visible to us early morning or dawn of Friday, June 24. This “planet parade” is Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn lining up in their proper orbital order from the sun for the first time in 18 years.
Although this astronomical event lasts for the whole month of June, the ideal day to observe it with your own eyes is on June 24 at around 5:00 AM, when the lineup sight is more captivating.
It is indeed a sight to behold, and what makes it even more remarkable is the fact that a planetary event involving five different planets hasn’t occurred since 2004.
WHEN & WHERE TO WATCH
Now, if you just want a quick glance at it, you can get out of bed early at around 5:00 AM and gaze up, but if you truly want the best view and experience, you should leave very early in the morning before the sun is too high in the sky since it will obstruct your view of some planets.
You can choose to take out your binoculars or not and search for a location with a good view of the southeast predawn sky, higher terrain, or neither.