Raise your head towards the sky shortly before dawn In the next few days it will be possible to see with the naked eye four planets of our planet. solar system collected on the same line, Reports Paris. This rare event, similar to a “planetary parade”, has not occurred since December 1997 and will not happen again before November 2124. It can be observed on the eastern and northeastern horizon just before sunrise from June 14 through June 27, 2022, around 4 a.m. .
Planets are harder to see than others
In France and Western Europe, four planets will be particularly visible in the celestial vault: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. “The planets will align perfectly around June 22nd and the moon will come between them in the following days,” Jeremy Faubillon, an astronomer at the Paris Observatory, explained, to our colleagues from RTL. Uranus, Neptune and Mercury can be observed with binoculars.
It will be especially difficult to see Mercury, which is located between the Sun and Venus. “We must be on the lookout, because it won’t last for hours. I will say about 15 minutes from the time Mercury is high enough to be visible until the end of the twilight.” This is announced by Pascal Descamps of IMCE (Institute of Celestial Mechanics and Ephemeris Calculation). to find Uranus, it will be necessary to direct its optics between Venus and Mars. Neptune is located between Jupiter and Saturn.