Five known planets will line up in March
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On March 28, 2023, the inhabitants of the Earth will be able to observe a rare phenomenon – alignment of five planets of the solar system at once. Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars will line up in one line, writes the Daily Mail.
Although the parade of the planets is not exactly a scientific name for this event, however, many associate the alignment of the planets in the night sky with this term.
According to scientists, on Tuesday, March 28, after sunset, all 5 planets will be visible in the sky is quite good. The brightest planets in this case will be Mercury and Jupiter, which will be visible above the horizon, as well as Venus, which will be higher in the sky. Mars will be slightly less visible, and binoculars are needed to see Uranus.
< br />According to Beth Biller of the University of Edinburgh, in the very alignment of the planets, when they visually surrender on the same line, there is nothing unusual when it comes to two or three planets. But the alignment of five planets – this is a rare occurrence. For example, such a parade of planets can be observed in 2022, 2020 and 2016. Last year, residents of the northern hemisphere of the Earth could observe the alignment of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Venus and Jupiter will be the easiest to spot in the sky, Biller said. In fact, the two planets have already been visible at close range to each other over the past few weeks. Although Mars will not be as bright, it will still be visible to the naked eye. .As for Mercury, it will be visible only if the sky is very clear. Uranus is almost impossible to detect without binoculars or a telescope.
At the same time, scientists point out that, depending on the location However, if you try hard and use binoculars, the parade of the planets in March will be remembered for a long time, according to scientists.
According to astronomers, according to astronomers, even if you miss out on the incredible cosmic spectacle this month, there are still a few more planetary alignment events expected in 2023. In April, for example, you can see Merck line up urium, Uranus, Venus and Mars, and during another similar event this month, Mars, Venus, Uranus and Mercury will line up.
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