At the end of this month, the inhabitants of the Earth will be able to observe a rare astronomical phenomenon called a large planetary alignment, better known to the general public as a planetary alignment. Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars and Venus will line up in a small patch of sky shortly after sunset on March 28.
The brightest will be Mercury and Jupiter, which everyone can see near the horizon. Venus will be higher in the sky, Mars near the first quarter of the Moon, and Uranus will require binoculars or a telescope to view. All five planets can be observed from Earth in clear weather in the 50-degree sector of the sky. This means that when viewed from the surface of the Earth, the planets will appear to be close to each other.
Cases where two or three planets line up in one line are not uncommon. However, the planetary alignment of five planets at once does not happen so often. Previously, a similar phenomenon was observed in 2022, 2020 and 2016. Last year, astronomers in the northern hemisphere could watch Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn line up.
According to the source, this year astronomers will be able to observe several more planetary alignments. Mercury, Uranus, Venus and Mars will line up next month. At the same time, they will be in the 35-degree sector of the sky. At the end of April, Mars, Venus, Uranus and Mercury will converge in the 40-degree sector of the sky.
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