See the moon and 5 planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn – simultaneously before sunrise on July 19, 2020.
If you have a wish to see the solar system with your own eyes without any telescope then this is a chance for it. For this, you have to set your wake-up alarm and get up early this Sunday, July 19.
Around 45 minutes before the sunrise, you’ll have the chance to see five planets and the crescent moon without utilizing a telescope. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and the crescent moon, all will visible with naked-eye.
Astronomy educator Dr. Jeffrey Hunt, in his blog post, gave tips on the best way to recognize the planets in the sky at this end of the week.
As indicated by Hunt, it is perfect to begin searching for the planets an hour before the Sunrise. During this time, skywatchers will have the option to see a crescent moon in the sky, which is relied upon to show up in the east-northeast horizon.
The sight will be noticeable in both the northern and southern half of the globe. From south of the equator, Hunt notes, Mars is in the northwest instead of the southeast.
“Step outside early in the morning, at least an hour before sunrise,” Hunt said. “Find the four bright planets — Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. They look like overly bright stars. Brilliant Venus is low in the east-northeast. Mars is the lone ‘star’ in the southeast, and Jupiter and Saturn are the stars in the southwest. To your eyes, they won’t look like the photos made by spacecraft, just overly bright stars.”
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are likewise in the sky among Venus and Jupiter. A telescope is needed to see that trio of planets, Hunt said.