Rare meeting of five planets in the sky from today to Monday

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Summer has just officially started in the northern hemisphere and in the sky they have made an “appointment” five planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn). Their rare meeting will not be visible again until 2040.

The phenomenon can be observed with the naked eye before dawn until Monday, June 27, while on Saturday, June 25, the “meeting of the five” will be penetrated by the Moon (“representing” the Earth), between Venus and Mars . It is, among other things, a rare opportunity to see Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun in our solar system, which usually “disappears” due to intense sunlight.

The planets will look like a “pearl necklace” near the horizon and in the order that they are actually away from the Sun. The best time to observe is estimated to be 45 to 90 minutes before sunrise, in an easterly direction, ideally with a high point of observation, such as a hill.

After June, the planets will gradually take their own path and will look more scattered in the sky.

source: ΑΠΕ

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