Moon and five Planets aligning January 20th
For the first time in ten years the moon and 5 planets will be aligning Starting Wednesday, Jan 20, until Feb 20, five planets will align and the rare phenomenon would be visible from Earth. However, like in past planetary alignments the thoughts of doomsday or some event of mass extinction happening say some doomsday Sayers. Let’s just say the odds of such an event happening are false. so no need to worry.
When Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn they would appear in one line from the horizon to the Moon, according to astronomers It would look like this Mercury that would appear very close to the horizon. Venus and Jupiter should be easy to spot, and Mars would also be easy to spot because of its redish tinge.
To locate Mercury, Scientists tell astronomy buffs to locate an open spot, away from tall buildings or trees. It is preferable to get away from city lights so Mercury’s glow could be seen over any other distracting light sources.
In order to find the alignment first find the moon then the rest of the planets would be in line with the arm. Those who would fail to see it this time could see the same phenomenon repeat in August 2016 and October 2018.
Planetary alignments, in the past, had sparked speculations of Doomsday, and the earth plunging into 15 days of darkness. Just know these events of planets aligning have happened for many years and there has been no major event of extinction. In order for something like that to happen the planets would have to be much larger then they are and much closer so the gravitational pull would effect the earth. My advice is go out there take a look,take some pictures and send them to me at [email protected] we would love to see the pictures of this rare event. If you would like to see more information on the alignment check out Global News story on the event.