Five Different Planets Will Align In The Hawaii Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display
If you’re looking for a spectacular display in the Hawaii night sky, make sure you see these five planets align just past sunset, between March 25 and March 30, 2023. This rare phenomenon will peak at the beginning of the week but should be visible through the end of March – as long as the weather cooperates. Mark your calendars and look for a clear view of the horizon so you won’t miss the chance to see this unique occurrence!
Are you going to go out and watch the five planets align in the Hawaii night sky this month? What do you think? Have you seen a planetary conjunction with this many planets before? Let us know in the comments!
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What Planets Are Visible Tonight In Hawaii?
If you've been wondering what planets are visible tonight in Hawaii, you'll be quite pleased with the answer. If you include the Earth you're standing on, this week you'll be able to see five additional planets in the Hawaii night sky: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus. That's all but two of the planets! (Unless we're counting Pluto, again, and we don't think we are). Plus, a crescent moon will be visible, as well.
The March 2023 five-planet alignment will be a rare astronomical event that will be visible from Hawaii. To view the alignment, skywatchers will need to find a location with an unobstructed view of the western horizon. The best time to view the alignment will be in the evening, just after sunset. During this time, the five planets, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, and Mars, will appear to climb up from the western horizon toward the crescent moon, creating a beautiful celestial display.
Although you can view the alignment with your naked eyes, we recommend using binoculars or a telescope to get a clearer view of the planets. However, be sure to wait until the sun has fully set before using a telescope or binoculars to look for Mercury and Jupiter in order to avoid eye damage.
It is also important to find a location with minimal light pollution to enhance the viewing experience. Haleakala and Mauna Kea both offer excellent, unobstructed views of the night sky. However, any beach away from the city with a clear view of the western horizon will do just fine. So, when you're wondering what planets can you see from Hawaii, the answer is all of them. Just not at the same time—but this week, you can see most of them!