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Rare planet alignment Mars-Venus-Saturn-Jupiter from Thiruvananthapuram Kerala INDIA

For the first time in more than a decade, ‪#‎Mercury‬, ‪#‎Mars‬, ‪#‎Venus‬, ‪#‎Saturn‬ and ‪#‎Jupiter‬ — the five ‪#‎planets‬ bright enough to be seen with an unaided eye — was visible at once in the sky.

Missing mercury in the image because the sky was super cloudy and mercury was too faint. The image looks too wide as Venus and Jupiter were at both ends of the field.

Mercury will appear lowest to the horizon, and its faint light will be hardest to spot in the southeastern sky (in the Northern Hemisphere). Then, from left to right (from southeast to southwest), you’ll be able to see Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter, in a line that roughly traces the path the sun will take through the day.


The image is taken from the top of Thejaswini Building, Technopark, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, INDIA at 5:40AM on 20th Jan 2016.

By Aravind NC

I love nothing more than challenging my skills as both designer and developer, it is both my hobby and my profession. I believe this makes me an exciting guy to work with as I am constantly pushing my skills and striving for perfection.

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