5 Planets Will Be Visible From Earth At The Same Time

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2016-january-morning-planets-venus-saturn-mars-spica-jupiterST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Get your telescope out: This Wednesday you’ll be able to see Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter in the morning sky. It is the first time these planets have been simultaneously visible in a decade. You’ll have to wait another 10 years to see a morning like this.

The five planet show will last about a month. Four of the five planets have already been visible in the early morning sky. Mercury will be joining the party this week.

People living in the mid-to-northern latitudes can see Mercury best about an hour and half before dawn according to EarthSky.org. February 7th is expected to be the best day for viewing Mercury.

It will be possible to view all five in the evening sky from about August 13 to 19, 2016.

Learn more about when you can see the planets simultaneously here.

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