How To See The Rare 5-Planet Alignment Happening This Month

Like ducks in a row.

The earth and saturn, illustrated. How To See June’s Rare 5-Planet Alignment
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Ready to witness a rare space moment? Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will all link up in a special alignment that hasn't happened in 18 years. These planets will form an arc near the ecliptic that will be visible from Earth.

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The alignment of the naked-eye planets was visible starting June 3, but you needed a pair of binoculars to see Mercury so close to the sun. The 40 minutes before sunrise on June 24, according to Sky & Telescope, is when you'll have the best view of the spectacle.

What Does This Alignment Mean In Astrology?

Conjunctions are pretty common, but a five-planet alignment is a rarity. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn represent communication, love, impulses, abundance, and discipline, respectively.

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Joining forces brings clarity, inviting us to address imbalances in these areas and align our actions with our inner world through reflection.

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How To See The Five-Planet Alignment

You don’t need binoculars in order to bask in the mystical procession, but you may want to set an alarm. You'll get the clearest view of the alignment in the first 40 minutes of sunrise, around 5 AM throughout the month.

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If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, look to the eastern and southeastern horizons to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn in a row. Apps like GoogleSky can help guide you through the planets’ movements.

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