Five Different Planets Will Align In The North Carolina Night Sky During An Incredibly Rare Display

Eighteen years; that’s how long it’s been since the five planets in our solar system that can be seen with the naked eye (they’re called the “naked-eye plants”) were all strewn across the sky and visible at once in order of their lineup from the sun. All month long, North Carolinians will be treated to the show as all five planets align over North Carolina – in order – and can be seen without a telescope.

Do you recall in 2004 the last time we could see all five planets align over North Carolina? Eighteen years is a long time to wait to see this again! Don’t forget to set a reminder to get up early when the weather forecast calls for clear overnight skies.