Planets line up in sky during once in a thousand year astronomy event
Posted On April 19, 2022
Stargazers are being encouraged to look at the sky tonight as four planets align in a rare astrological display.
The planets will be visible to the naked eye, appearing like bright stars in perfect formation, a phenomenon known as the “planetary parade.”
Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will all be visible aligning in the sky for the first time since 947AD.
“This planetary alignment is so special that we will have to wait another thousand years for this to happen again so the year 2492,” Andre Clayden, the director of observations at Springbrook Observatory in Queensland said.
“The most fabulous thing about this is you don’t need to buy expensive equipment.”
The display can be seen from all over the world, with stargazers and astronomers from New Zealand and the United States capturing the moment this morning.
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“This is going to continue until May but it will be a different configuration, we will see Mars and Jupiter come together,’ Mr Clayden said.