Skip to comments.How To See 5 Planets In California Sky This Weekend
Posted on 07/17/2020 8:01:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Set your alarm for two hours before sunrise to catch the best view of Jupiter sinking in the southwestern sky with Saturn just above and to the right, according to Travel and Leisure magazine.
Trace a curved line through both planets into the southern sky and you'll hit Mars high above the southeastern horizon.
To see Venus and Mercury, trace Mars' curve down to the horizon in the northeast. Before you get there, you'll easily spot Venus, one of the brightest objects in the night sky.
Also, be sure to pencil in a special date between these five planets.
Just over 20 years from now, on Sept. 8, 2040, there will be a "Great Conjunction" or "Golden Conjunction" when Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn and Jupiter will be visible in the same tiny patch of the night sky, just 10 degrees apart.
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Does the “Gruesome Newsome” actually allow such an activity? Especially at night, when the virus is out and about seeking those whom it may steal, kill and destroy? Sounds dangerous. /s
You can’t look up you must bow
What about Uranus?
Just be sure to wear your mask when you are outside planet-gazing at 4 am and you wont get arrested.
California doesn’t have its own sky.
If you wear a mask and hold a BLM sign you can see the great conjunction every night!
Uranus has a ring around it.
While in CA I suggest keeping your eyes on the ground to avoid feces and syringes.
So why can’t I see 5 planets here on earth?
Oh great, I'll be 90 then, if I'm still around.
Actually, six, since you'll be able to just make out Earth from California, or really anywhere.
I was able to see comet Neowise tonight at around 9:30pm pacific. Look at the Big Dipper then below it. I needed binoculars as it was too bright in my area. It was just above a building. On Saturday and Sunday it will be higher. I took a couple of photos. Not so good, my photos of Bigfoot and UFOs are sharper. Try 10 sec exposure and 400 iso and use a tripod.
Here on The Jersey Shore I was out just a little while ago and got a nice view of Jupiter, Mars and Saturn.
Wouldn't that same sky be visible anywhere else on the globe at the same latitude?
It's not like this was a solar eclipse, after all. Those five planets should remain relatively motionless in the sky for, say, 12 hours, right?
Mercury is very close to the sun.
Special equipment and cautions for THAT planet.
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