Look up! 5 planets will align in the night sky next month

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Last time until 2018.

by JACINTA BOWLER

Stargazers, get ready for an awesome natural phenomenon next month – five bright planets in our Solar System will align in the night sky, and will all be visible with the naked eye.

If you find a dark enough vantage point, you’ll be able to check out Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn tracing a glorious line away from the setting sun.

“The fainter planets that lie closer to the Sun, such as Mercury and Venus, will be difficult to see so it is best to wait until after sunset for the twilight to fully fade, but before the planets set,” said Alan Duffy, an astronomer with Swinburne University of Technology in Australia.

“The planets stretch across the sky, anchored to the horizon following the setting Sun,” he added.

“This is because the entire Solar System is flat like an…

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