Five planets line up in succession during a rare planetary conjunction starting Friday, when Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be aligned in their natural order from the Sun.
Five planets line up in rare phenomena
According to http://bbc.com, seeing the glow of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn is clear if the sky is clear. The naked eye alone can see the glow of the five planets together, and it is a special opportunity to see Mercury, which is usually obscured by bright sunlight from the sight
According to the previous site, although the planets appear throughout June, there are some notable dates when the formation will appear brighter. The actual conjunction of the planets will start from today, Friday, but will remain visible until Monday in most parts of the world.
Lucy Green, astronomer and chair of stargazers for the Popular Astronomy Society, advises sky lovers not to use equipment such as binoculars or telescopes due to the danger of looking directly at the sun. For best viewing, it is advised to look for the farthest planet, Saturn. Then the viewer counts the planets until Venus, which is usually very bright, appears, with the last planet in the lineup being Mercury.
The planets will rise higher in the pre-dawn sky in the tropics and the southern hemisphere, giving observers (interested astrologers) better views, but an early start is still required.
The last time this phenomenon occurred was in 2004, 18 years ago, and was visible in the skies of the Emirates, but this amazing phenomenon will not be seen again until 2040.