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Planetary parade June 2024
Planetary Parade: June 2024
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Planetary parade June 2024


Friday, May 31, 2024

Richard Harris Richard Harris

Stargazers are in for a treat in early June 2024 as a rare planetary alignment, often referred to as a "planet parade," will be visible in the pre-dawn sky. On the morning of June 3rd, six planets Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - will line up in a nearly straight line from the horizon.

A rare planetary alignment will light up the pre-dawn sky on June 3, 2024. Six planets-Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - will line up in a stunning display. Best viewed 20 minutes before sunrise, this celestial event offers a unique opportunity for skywatchers to see multiple planets at once. Don't miss this rare sight!

When the planets will align?

The alignment of the planets will occur on the morning of June 3, 2024. This celestial event will also be visible a couple of days before and after June 3rd, providing some flexibility for observation​​​​.

When is the planet parade?

The planet parade will take place primarily on June 3, 2024, just before sunrise. It is advisable to start observing about 20 minutes before sunrise to catch the full display​​​​.

When can I see the planet parade

When can I see the planet parade?

To see the planet parade, look towards the eastern horizon approximately 20 minutes before sunrise on June 3rd. Ensure you have a clear view of the horizon and minimal light pollution for the best experience. Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye, while Uranus and Neptune will require binoculars or a telescope​​​​.

How rare is a planet parade

How rare is a planet parade?

Planetary alignments involving two to four planets are relatively common and occur several times a year. However, alignments that include five or more planets are much rarer, making the June 3rd event a notable occasion. Such alignments involving six or more planets happen only a few times every decade​​​​.

How often does a planet parade happen

How often does a planet parade happen?

Planetary parades that involve multiple planets visible to the naked eye occur once every few years. The next opportunities to witness similar alignments will be on August 28, 2024, January 18, 2025, and February 28, 2025. The February 2025 alignment is particularly noteworthy because it will include all seven traditional planets visible to the naked eye​​​​.

Mark your calendars and set your alarms early to witness this beautiful alignment and explore the wonders of our solar system from your own backyard.


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