This November, five planets, including Mars, will be visible in the night sky. This event will make another spectacular space event that everyone will indeed look forward to.
Earth Sky reported that Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter are the ones that will peek out at dusk and nightfall. The remaining two, Venus, and Mars, will be visible in the early morning.
They can be seen near the star Pica in the constellation Virgo. Scientists said that these "bright" planets are visible in the naked eyes.
Ancient people have been watching them as guides ever since the time immemorial.
What will they look like?
Unlike in the animated movie "Hercules," these five bright planets will not be perfectly aligned. They'll be scattered in the night sky.
Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are the superior planets, while the inferior ones are Mercury and Venus. The brighter planets are orbiting the sun outside Earth's orbit, while the remaining two planets are circling the Sun inside Earth's orbit.
How to see the five planets
According to Life Hacker's latest report, people don't have to stay up so late just to see all the five planets. They can even view them without using binoculars or any telescopes.
All they need is to open their eyes and use them. Once it is dusk, the brightest planet you'll see in the eastern half of the sky is Mars.
On the western part of the sky, Jupiter will be the brightest one. You can use the Red Giant to look for Saturn, which is roughly five degrees away from Jupiter.
When the dawn seeps in, Venus will be the brightest of them all. You can use this planet to find Mercury, which will appear below it an hour or more before sunrise.
Although they're visible, you can still use any equipment that can give you a better angle. You can even use your camera to capture the special event.
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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.