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Rare Planetary Alignment of Five Planets: A Spectacular Display of the Universe’s Grandeur

The five planets involved in this alignment are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn

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Russell Chattaraj
Russell Chattaraj
Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

INDIA: A rare astronomical event is set to take place on March 28, 2023: five planets will align in the sky. This planetary alignment, also known as a conjunction, will be visible to the naked eye from most parts of the world. The five planets involved in this alignment are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

Experts say that this alignment of the planets only happens once every 20 years, which makes it a rare event. However, what makes this particular alignment special is that the planets will be visible in a diagonal line, making it a unique event to witness.

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The alignment will be visible just after sunset and will last for several days. However, the best time to witness this phenomenon will be on the morning of March 28, when the planets will be in their closest proximity to one another.

Those in the Northern Hemisphere will have the best viewing opportunities, especially in areas with clear skies and minimal light pollution. But people in the Southern Hemisphere will still be able to see the alignment, even though it will be lower in the sky.

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When the five planets line up, it will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for astronomers and stargazers alike to see all of them in one picture. For example, Mercury, which is usually hard to see because it is close to the sun, will be clear to see during this alignment.

Astrophotographers will also have a great chance to take beautiful pictures of the alignment during this event. It is recommended to use a tripod and a camera with a wide-angle lens to capture the full view of the five planets.

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But it’s important to remember that even though planetary alignments are rare and interesting to see, they don’t have any big effects on Earth or our everyday lives. These events are simply a beautiful display of the universe’s grandeur and complexity.

In conclusion, the alignment of the planets is a rare and unique astronomical event that stargazers shouldn’t miss. It’s a great chance to see how beautiful and complicated our universe is and take beautiful pictures of the alignment. So, mark your calendars and get ready to witness this spectacular event.

Also Read: Two Potential Life Supporting Exoplanets Like Earth Found 

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  • Russell Chattaraj

    Mechanical engineering graduate, writes about science, technology and sports, teaching physics and mathematics, also played cricket professionally and passionate about bodybuilding.

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