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.
“The view of the night sky is amazing, and knowing the rarity of this alignment, you have to take every opportunity to view and capture it,” Dobbs told Space.com in an email after sharing a photo of the five from Saint Cloud, Florida. Friday. Veteran Dobbs night sky Photographer and you can see more photos at their Facebook page, (Opens in a new tab) Beside on Twitter (Opens in a new tab) And the Instagram wrightdobbs (Opens in a new tab).
The photo was taken with a Sony a7ii and was made up of a three-photo panorama with a Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens. Each image was overexposed at ISO 1600, f/6.3, 15 seconds.
“It’s certainly not the darkest place I’ve taken astrophotographs from, but I love what the auroras’ glow added to the display of planets in the morning sky,” Dobbs said.
Other stunning scenes poured in from social media.
Look: It’s hard to see here but if you look closely from left to right, you’ll see Venus, the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter! That’s just three of the five planets in alignment right now. Stylish stuff 🪐 #planetaryalignment #planetparadeGoodDayAtlanta pic.twitter.com/KeHn2WnJ4oJune 24, 2022
Five-planet alignment seen in Daanbantayan’ LOOK: In case you missed the five planet alignment earlier today, here’s a glimpse into the rare phenomenon in this image by photographer John Rico Estrera. 📸: John Rico Estrera via Mica Sophia Marcellonnes pic.twitter.com/eiNqFoQ2LsJune 24, 2022
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While the parade peaked today (June 24), there is still plenty of time to see the planets in alignment, along with the moon.
The moon has moved across the “meet and greet” planet in the sky before dawn, passing Saturn on June 18, Jupiter on June 21 and Mars on June 22. the moon She will continue her tour with the transit of Venus on June 26, and then end her tour with Mercury on June 27.
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