Five Different Planets Will Align In The New Mexico Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display

Everyone loves a good parade, and you won’t have to wait for independence day this year to enjoy one. An extraordinary space parade is marching our way and will be visible in late March, with the best viewing between the 25th and 30th. But, of course, this parade of planets doesn’t come with a marching band, so feel free to add your own space-inspired soundtrack. Here’s everything you need to know about the 5 planets visible in New Mexico in March. You won’t want to miss this breathtaking celestial event!


For more information about the planets visible in New Mexico this month, be sure to check out this short video:

If all this astronomy talk has you excited to start a new hobby, we’ve got some good news for you — we live in one of the best places on earth to watch the night sky! Do you enjoy stargazing in New Mexico? If so, tell us all about it!

For even more magical places to explore in the Land of Enchantment, check out our list of the most incredible natural wonders in New Mexico.

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planets visible in New Mexico

March 27, 2023

What are the best locations for stargazing in New Mexico?

New Mexico is renowned for its low levels of light pollution, especially far away from the major cities. If you're hoping to go stargazing in New Mexico, you'll be pleased to hear that there are lots of options. Some of the darkest skies in New Mexico can be found when you visit the following locations:

  • Capulin Volcano National Monument
  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Clayton Lake State Park
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
  • Cosmic Campground International Dark Sky Sanctuary


Learn more about these incredible places to watch the night sky in New Mexico.

Does New Mexico have any natural wonders?

You bet! The landscape of New Mexico is vast and diverse, offering an impressive array of natural wonders at every turn. Check out any of the following natural wonders in New Mexico -- and don't forget your camera!

  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  • Capulin Volcano
  • Tent Rocks
  • Shiprock
  • Valles Caldera
  • White Mountain Wilderness
  • Rio Grande Gorge
  • Blue Hole
  • Organ Mountains
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Bosque del Apache
  • White Sands


How many of these stunning natural wonders in New Mexico have you experienced?