Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Five Planets line up to begin 2016

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From today onward over the next month of  January through to the 20th February 2016, all five visible planets will sit in a line from the horizon to the moon.  The last time this occurred was back in 2005.
 "There will be another chance to view the planets lined up in August, but then not again until October 2018".  
~ Dr Tanya Hill~ 
Senior Curator Melbourne Planetarium
Read More at the National Geographic

Here is what to look out for when you look up!

From Wednesday 20th January, start looking up because the window of opportunity moves fast and so you will have a 5.30am -5.40am AEDT (Australian Eastern Daylight Time) window to get a view of the alignment.  Mercury is closest to the sun and therefore it will be difficult to see this planet unless you have a really good view of the horizon just before dawn.

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