October 7, 2022
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A rare “alignment” of 5 planets and the moon occurs on Friday (24) | Sciences

Since the beginning of the month, five planets of the solar system (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) have appeared in the sky at the same time. Currently, early Friday (24), Observers from around the world will have the best chance of seeing the rare pentagonal “alignment.”

According to AccuWeather, The planets are bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. And this Friday, The crescent will also be aligned with the starsIt shines between Venus and Mars.

The best time to see the five planets and the moon is 30 minutes before sunrise.

According to NASA, the moon will join the “dance of the planets” in the next two days.

Mercury, which was the hardest observable planet up until then, would also be able to see, until the sun’s rays made it hard to catch.

This rare phenomenon has not occurred since December 2004, and this year, the distance between Mercury and Saturn will be shorter, according to Sky & Telescope magazine.

An astronomer records the alignment of 4 planets and the moon in the sky of Goiania, Goiás, in June 2022. – Photo: Personal Archive Clayton Gubbio

You don’t need any special equipment to watch the show, just get a clear and unobstructed view of the horizon.

According to astronomers, another such event will occur only in 2040.

The super moon was seen in the sky over Porto Felho on May 26, 2021 – Photo: Mario Venere/Personal Archive