The next couple of weeks are bound to be exciting if you’re a space enthusiast who likes to scan the skies. Four planets of the solar system Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will visible as a group of planets in the sky for the next few weeks. Tomorrow however, they should line up the closest.
Look to the skies!
This event is likely to allow sky watchers to look up to the planets without the need of binoculars, although experts advise using telescopes and binoculars especially if you want to get a view of the moons of Jupiter. Mars is said to have the fastest orbit and is expected to move its position in the sky faster than the rest of the planets. This will be one of the few opportunities of being able to view Mercury without the need of any magnification.
Source: Times of India
Publish date: April 27, 2011 6:37 pm| Modified date: December 18, 2013 7:41 pm