The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth's sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth& sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

See all 5 bright planets tonight | Tonight | EarthSky

The parade of 5 bright planets visible in Earth's sky tonight will conclude with the moon and Mercury rising as darkness ebbs into dawn Wednesday morning.

Five visible planets in March 2012 - awesome!

Starting on September and for a few days thereafter, look for the moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter close together from midnight until daybreak. Remember, Venus is also nearby before dawn – brighter than Jupiter and closer to the eastern horizon.

The moon, Jupiter and Venus as seen from North America on Saturday, March 24

The sky is beautiful tonight! March 2012 guide to the five visible planets.

View larger. | All 5 bright planets, visible together before dawn on February 5, 2016.  The moon swept past the 5 planets in late January and early February.  Photo by Greg Hogan in Kathleen, Georgia.

View larger. | All 5 bright planets, visible together before dawn on February 5, 2016. The moon swept past the 5 planets in late January and early February. Photo by Greg Hogan in Kathleen, Georgia.

September guide to the bright planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

September guide to the bright planets | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

Very Cool! All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

All five visible planets in the March 2012 evening sky: Mercury (early March), Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn (mid to late evening)

How Earth looks from outer space | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

How Earth looks from outer space | Astronomy Essentials | EarthSky

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

August 2016 Guide to the 5 Bright Planets: The conjunction of Mars and Saturn on August and the conjunction Venus and Jupiter on August

Sky & Telescope experts predict that the two best meteor showers in 2017 will be the Quadrantids in early January and the Geminids in mid-December.

What's up in the sky tonight? Keep up on celestial events and get tips on observing the planets visible tonight, meteor showers, comets, eclipses, and more.

Pinterest
Search