Celestial conjunction: Astronomers observe the alignment of five planets with the Moon on June 24


  • By Saidata Sesay
  • BBC World Service

Artist's impression of planets seen from space in line with the Earth and the Sun in sight

Copyright of the photo, Getty Images

The month of June offers star watchers a rare opportunity to observe a celestial delight: five planets and the Moon line up.

From the Northern Hemisphere, Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in a pre-dawn parade, forming a curved line.

The most perfect training will take place from 23 to 24 June.

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