Watch the rare alignment of five planets and a moon in a stunning picture

Astrophotographer Wright Dobbs captured this image of five bright visible planets lined up with the moon from Saint Cloud, Florida, just before dawn on June 24, 2022. The planets are (from left): Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn with a crescent. The moon is between Venus and Jupiter. (Image credit: Wright Dobbs)

The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon impressed sky-watchers around the world on Friday, with some preparing for more this weekend to see a planetary spectacle that won’t happen again until 2040.

all through June, MercuryAnd the VenusAnd the MarsAnd the Jupiter And the Saturn Lined up from left to right, in the order of its orbit from the Sun, before dawn in the southeast sky. Early Friday (June 24), the moon joined the planet’s parade in a spectacular sight captured by astrophotographer Wright Dobbs, a meteorologist with the US National Weather Service in Tallahassee, Florida.

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