Colorado June 08, 2022
Five Different Planets Will Align In The Colorado Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display
Space: The final frontier… For centuries, the mysteries of space have fascinated humanity, making any and all celestial events all the more exciting! That being said, there is one astronomical event that will soon grace the Colorado skies, and you do not want to miss it:
Taking place most of June 2022 is the aligning of 5 planets, which should be visible to the naked eye during the early morning hours.
Occurring most mornings in the half-hour before dawn, Coloradans will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn all in a row, with Mercury (pictured) located just on the horizon.
Please note: During the summer, sunrise in Colorado takes place at around 5 a.m., so plan to be outside by 4:30 for your chance to see the planets.
Once the sun begins to rise, the planets will get lost in the glare.
As per a press release from
Sky & Telescope, June 24th will be the best time to see the planets, as "Mercury will be much easier to snag," with a bonus of a "waning crescent Moon positioned between Venus and Mars, serving as a proxy Earth."
When we say that this is an incredibly rare display, we mean it, as the last time this occurred was in 2004!
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