Technology An alignment of five planets is currently visible in the night sky

An alignment of five planets is currently visible in the night sky

The best time to attend this show will be Tuesday March 28th.

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Jupiter and Venus appear in the sky from Eindhoven (Netherlands), March 2, 2023. (NICOLAS ECONOMOU / NURPHOTO / AFP)

Look up, after sunset. Since Saturday March 25, five planets are aligned under the Moon. It is Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars. They are all visible in the shape of an arc”, wrote on Twitter* former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin, inviting Internet users to “watch the sky”. “Spectators will be able to get the best view of the line-up” Tuesday, March 28 in the evening, specifies CNN*, which adds that a large part is “visible to the naked eye, even in urban areas with heavy light pollution”quoting Cameron Hummels, an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology. The line stretches “about 50 degrees”adds to CBS * Bill Cooke, responsible for NASA.

To spot this celestial spectacle, you must first find Venus, “evening star” And “brightest object in the night sky outside the Moon”, details CNN. Below is Uranus, sometimes “hard to spot without binoculars or telescope”then Jupiter and Mercury, “visible about 20 to 30 minutes after sunset” and finally, following this line, Mars and its “orange tint”concludes the site of the American chain.

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