View Full Version : Five Visible Planets Starting Tonight

2005-Sep-14, 10:49 PM
SUMMARY: Beginning tonight, and lasting for about two weeks, all five planets visible to the unaided eye will be in the sky - a nighttime planetary grouping that won't be back again until 2036. To get the best view, head somewhere with a clear view to the Western horizon (you should still be able to see all the planets, even from a light-polluted urban environment). Mercury is just above the horizon (near the Moon tonight), Venus is the bright star high in the Western sky, Mars is a reddish star just above Venus, Saturn is almost directly overhead, and Jupiter is the brightest object in the Eastern sky.

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