Thursday, June 23, 2022

June Planetary Parade

 Early to bed and early to rise people have an opportunity to see all the naked eye planets lined up in a row in the morning sky right now. It has been hazy and cloudy for more than a month here on Bonaire, but when i woke up at 5:20 this morning, i ran outside and was able to spot the planets through holes in the clouds, just not all at the same time. Mercury was low on the Eastern horizon, then came Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter was almost straight up and Saturn was somewhat to the West past vertical. I'd have to shoot a panorama to get all the planets in a picture. And i think that if I were to resize it to Facebook size, the planets would disappear. I went back out at 5:40 and could still spot the planets but the brighter sky made them not as impressive. Still didn't see all five planets at the same time though. Here is a Sky and Telescope article about the planet lineup.

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