Stargazers will need to have a clear view of the eastern horizon to spot the incredible phenomenon, Hannikainen said. Humans can view the planetary show with the naked eye, but binoculars are recommended for an optimal viewing experience, ella añadió.
The best time to view the five planets is in the one hour before sunrise
, ella dijo. The night before you plan to view the alignment
, controlar when the sun will rise in your area
Some stargazers are especially excited for the celestial event, including Hannikainen. She flew from her home west of Boston to a beachside town along the Atlantic Ocean to secure an optimal view of the alignment.
“I’ll be out there with my binoculars, looking towards the east and southeast and crossing all my fingers and toes that it is going to be clear,” Hannikainen said.
You don’t have to travel to catch a glimpse of the action because it will be visible to people around the globe.
Stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere can see the planets from the eastern to southeastern horizon while those in the Southern Hemisphere should look along the eastern to northeastern horizon. The only requirement is a clear sky in the direction of the alignment.
By the next day, the moon will have continued its orbit around the Earth, moving it out of alignment with the planets, ella dijo.
If you miss the five-planet alignment in sequential order, the next one will happen in 2040, according to Sky & Telescope.
There will be seven more full moons in
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- junio 14: Strawberry moon
- mes de julio 13: Buck moon
- agosto 11: Sturgeon moon
- septiembre 10: Harvest moon
- octubre 9: Hunter’s moon
- noviembre 8: Beaver moon
- diciembre 7: Cold moon
These are the popularized names associated with the monthly full moons
, but the significance of each one may vary across Native American tribes
Lunar and solar eclipses
There will be one more total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse in
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Partial solar eclipses occur when the moon passes in front of the sun but only blocks some of its light. Be sure to wear proper eclipse glasses to safely view solar eclipses, as the sun’s light can be damaging to the eye.
A partial solar eclipse on October 25 will be visible to those in Greenland, Iceland, LLAMA A LOS INTERESES PRINCIPALES DE RUSIA 'NO NEGOCIABLES' PERO DICE QUE ESTÁ ABIERTO AL 'DIÁLOGO HONESTO' CHARLES PAYNE, northeastern Africa, el medio Oriente, western Asia, India and western China. Neither of the partial solar eclipses will be visible from North America.
A total lunar eclipse will also be on display for those in Asia, Australia, the Pacific, South America and North America on November 8 Entre 3:01 soy. ET and 8:58 soy. Y — but the moon will be setting for those in eastern regions of North America.
Check out the remaining
11 showers that will peak
- Southern delta Aquariids: mes de julio 29 a 30
- Alpha Capricornids: mes de julio 30 a 31
- Perseids: agosto 11 a 12
- Orionids: octubre 20 a 21
- Southern Taurids: noviembre 4 a 5
- Northern Taurids: noviembre 11 a 12
- Leonids: noviembre 17 a 18
- Geminids: diciembre 13 a 14
- Ursids: diciembre 21 a 22
If you live in an urban area, you may want to drive to a place that isn’t littered with city lights to get the best view.
Find an open area with a wide view of the sky. Make sure you have a chair or blanket so you can look straight up. And give your eyes about 20 a 30 minutos — without looking at your phone or other electronics — to adjust to the darkness so the meteors will be easier to spot.