Tomorrow (January 20th), a special and unique event will happen. This event will fascinate all astronomy enthusiasts, as five planets from the Solar System will be visible to the naked eye from Earth at the same time.This is the first time in a decade when such an event happens. According to huffingtonpost.com, the five planets which can be seen with the naked eye by anybody on Earth are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.Thus, people who like to study the sky will experience a unique and special show this year.
The five planets will align and form a diagonal night sky. This will happen tomorrow on January 20, 2016, shortly before dawn. If you miss the show, don't worry! The phenomenon will continue until February 20th this year. The first planet that will raise in the sky will be Jupiter. It will be followed by Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Mercury. The time differences between these ascent of these five planets will vary every day. They depend on the place on Earth of the person who watches this phenomenon.
Coachella Valley Independent informs that the Moon will also give us an interesting show, by diagonally crossing the five celestial planets. This will happen from January 27th until February 6th.
EarthSky.org also informs that this is the first time in a decade when the five planets will be aligned in this way. They also call them "bright planets" because the planets can be seen with the naked eye from Earth.
The most recent alignment of this type -- admired by astronomers -- happened 11 years ago. The planets were aligned equally beautiful and they could be seen with the naked eye by anybody from Earth between December 2014 and January 2015.
According to EarthSky.org the next event of this kind will happen again between August 13 and August 19. The next event will be different than the one tomorrow. Unlike the event tomorrow, the next time the event will happen, the planets Mercury and Venus will not be seen from the Northern Hemisphere. The reason is because they will "sit" too far down on the horizon. #News #Space #Science