Sunday, 1 May 2011

Six Planets aligned for next few weeks

You got it right! For the next few weeks, we are going to have a visual treat in the skies. Cause there is going a be an alignment of  Six Planets this Saturday which will continue to exist for next few weeks.
The Planets that come elliptical are:  Mercury,Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.Out of the above said Planets, you can see Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter with your bare eye. However,..
you need to have a telescope or a binocular to see the Uranus and Neptune.
This sky map of the six planets shows how they should appear at dawn to observers with clear weather and an unobstructed view.
Just walk out and have a view at skies. You can surely get a glimpse of  the Brightest Venus which is the most visible of the planets, and it can be your guide to spotting the others. About half way between Venus and the rising sun is Jupiter, the second brightest planet.

Mars will be a tiny speck just above Jupiter, and Mercury another tiny speck about half way between Jupiter and Venus. Uranus is slightly more than one binocular field above and to the right of Venus, and Neptune is much farther to the right, about 40 degrees away in Aquarius. The Moon will be just above Venus on Saturday morning, and just above Jupiter and Mars on Sunday morning.
An alert to all sky viewers, we have the moon moving rapidly from one morning to the next, it will only be part of the lineup for the next four mornings. So if you want to have Moon in the lineup , Dont miss the next four mornings.
As for the planets,  four naked-eye planets will be there for the next few weeks.

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