Heavenly! Rare celestial alignment will give Britons the chance to see five planets with the naked eye... as long as it's not cloudy!
- Five planets will be visible in the sky tonight in a rare celestial spectacle
- Mercury, Venues, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter align for first time since 2005
- It will begin this morning, visible and show will continue until February
- Best time to view the spectacle will be just before dawn, at around 6.45am
'Five planets will be visible in the sky tonight in a rare heavenly spectacle.
The alignment of Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter – not seen since 2005 – begins this morning and will continue until mid-February.
Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society, said the planets will be visible as long as the skies remain clear.'
'All five planets will can be seen just before dawn at 6.50am ET on Wednesday, January 20.
From around the world, Jupiter will be the first planet to appear in the evening to the east.
Next will be Mars, Saturn, Venus and Mercury which rise overnight and early morning.
Hold your arm up in a straight line from the moon to the horizon, and the five planets should line up on that line. You won't need a telescope, as all the planets will be visible with the naked eye. '
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In this article there is more information and a video
These planets rarely come together because of their differing orbits.
From a spiritual perspective
Mercury rules communication
Venus relates to matters of the heart and love
Mars is the energy dynamic for action
Saturn the planet of Karma and learning life lessons.
Just to share what is written about Jupiter here:
|'Jupiter is the largest of all the planets, aptly reflecting its principle of drawing us towards a sense of fullness and offering a grander, more expansive vision of reality. It expresses the qualities of abundance, freedom, growth and fertility; broadening our horizons and bringing relief from the restraints that cause us to view the world in narrow, constricting terms. Its sense of liberation allows us to move, explore, think and act with greater acknowledgement of the power of our own self-will. '|