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Venus, Jupiter, Saturn… Together Again

By Julie Fink
Posted On Jan 21, 2016
Venus, Jupiter, Saturn… Together Again

It isn’t Superman or Santa Clause causing a buzz in the sky across headlines this morning. It’s Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. According to EarthSky.com, all five bright planets will appear together in the morning sky from about January 20 to February 20, 2016. That hasn’t happened since 2005.

The best part is you can see them without using a telescope; this rare alignment is visible to the naked eye, especially if the sky is clear. But if you happen to have a pair of binoculars handy, this’ll really do the trick.

The ideal time to catch this: 45 minutes before sunrise January 20 – February 20, 2016. Check out weather.com to see what time the sun rises in your area.

Ken Christison of North Carolina caught four of the five visible planets before dawn on January 18, 2016.
Ken Christison of North Carolina caught four of the five visible planets before dawn on January 18, 2016.

The five bright planets will be aligned diagonally, stretching from low in the east to higher in the north.

Why is the fact that Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in a rare alignment sound so cool? Probably because it is and I’m not the only one who thinks it.

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Warning: Anyone following Kylie Jenner on IG will not get the above meme… Sheldon Cooper would back me up on this one.

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This is Shenny on “The Big Bang Theory” Courtesy of CBS

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