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THE GREAT PLANETARY ALIGNMENT WILL LAST FOR A MONTH

A rare phenomenon is taking place right now.

 

 

Since January 20th, until February 20th, it is possible to observe a very rare phenomenon: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are perfectly aligned and it is possible to observe this, in some places, with your naked eyes. The five planets are aligned simultaneously between the moon and the horizon. Venus and Jupiter are the easiest planets to spot, and Mercury the toughest one, because it is closer to the horizon, and therefore more hidden. The best time to observe this alignment is at dawn, preferably in a place with a large horizon and a dark sky - which is not easy to find in big cities. If you are one of the lucky ones, make sure to watch this amazing happening. 

 


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