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5 planets all visible to the naked eye at the same time thru Feb 20th – here’s how to get the best view

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For the first time in 11 years, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will all be visible to the naked eye about an hour before sunrise.

Sky gazers will be able to see the rare celestial show at the same time through February 20th.

For the best view, you will want to look toward the Eastern horizon, where the planets will descend from the North to the East.

Want to know which planets you're looking at? There are apps for that!

You don't have to have a telescope, but if you have one on hand, you'll be able to see much more detail.

According to The Conversation, starting in the North, Jupiter is the bright planet high in the sky, followed by the reddish-colored Mars, then golden-colored Saturn, then the bright-shining Venus. Mercury will appear faint at first, but by February 7th, Mercury will rise to sit just below Venus, making it appear brighter.

Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter all joined the planet party at the beginning of the January.

Mercury is fashionably late.

Although the planets will all be visible again in mid August, Mercury and Venus will sit low and will be much harder to spot, so now's your chance!

Fingers crossed for clear skies!

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