Before the end of the year, Earth will be able to witness a spectacle as the planets circle the Sun they will line up And humans will be able to see them together in a phenomenon that, although it does not occur regularly, is not so strange to glimpse.
that means these days it’s possible find them with the naked eyeAlthough in the case of Uranus and Neptune, you must have a special telescope or binoculars on hand to see them.
“In these nights we can see at a glance all the planets of our solar system, just after sunset“, said to newsweek Gianluca Masi, an astronomer with the Virtual Telescope Project.
By December 24, the moon is also expected to be a part of it. ,It happens from time to time, but it’s always a great sight, That way, we can see the entire planetary family,” Masi added of the alignment that occurs approximately every one to two years.
From the southwest horizon they will align in the following order, according to the medium: Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars. Mercury will be the most difficult to observe.
Last time the planetary alignment was on june this yearHowever, the peculiarity was that they did it in the same order that they orbit the Sun, something that had not happened in 18 years.
How to watch Planets Align in Streaming?
virtual telescope project will broadcast live to 11 a.m. (10 a.m. Central Mexico Time). 28 December.
Directed by Masi, it is a service provided by the Bellatrix Astronomical Observatory located in Cecano, Italy. is one free tools Which will allow you to follow the spectacular views of space and sky from anywhere.