The five bright planets will be aligned diagonally, stretching from low in the east to higher in the north. According to Phys.org, Jupiter can be seen in the north, followed by Mars, then Saturn and Venus. Mercury will initially appear low to the eastern horizon but will steadily rise higher each morning.
The event is a rare occurrence and is happening for the first time since the planets previously aligned in January 2005.
People who want to see the planets are cautioned to steer clear from viewing in areas with big city lights and to rather rely on natural lighting (if any). Vox reports that it will be best to view on a higher plane with little or no obstructions from buildings and trees.
People around the world can use the moon as a guide to view the display of planets from January 28 to February 7. You can also use these almanacs recommended by EarthSky.org to help you find out when each planet rises in different locations.
- Catch sight of this rare planet showcase and send us your photographs: email@example.com.