The five visible planets in our solar system will be seen together

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Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, May 2017

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, May 2017

For anyone who is a star gazer.  You can see 5 planets in one night from now until the 7th.

For anyone who is a star gazer. You can see 5 planets in one night from now until the 7th.

Pittsburgh skyline view mid-March. Neat, huh?  Saw these planets from my front porch last night!

Pittsburgh skyline view mid-March. Neat, huh? Saw these planets from my front porch last night!

View larger. | Mercury, Venus and Jupiter seen when evening fell in Hong Kong earlier today - June 1, 2013 - by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin.  Awesome shot, Matthew!

View larger. | Mercury, Venus and Jupiter seen when evening fell in Hong Kong earlier today - June 1, 2013 - by EarthSky Facebook friend Matthew Chin. Awesome shot, Matthew!

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, November 2013

Night Sky: Visible Planets, Moon Phases & Events, November 2013

View larger. For illustrative purposes, the moon appears larger than it does in the real sky. Mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia will see the moon somewhat offset toward the previous date. The green line on the above chart depicts the ecliptic - Earth's orbital plane projected onto the constellations of the Zodiac.

View larger. For illustrative purposes, the moon appears larger than it does in the real sky. Mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia will see the moon somewhat offset toward the previous date. The green line on the above chart depicts the ecliptic - Earth's orbital plane projected onto the constellations of the Zodiac.

The first week of February 2016 presents the best time for catching all five visible planets in the same sky together. Read more

The first week of February 2016 presents the best time for catching all five visible planets in the same sky together. Read more

From late January, and through mid-February, 5 bright planets were visible at once in the predawn sky. This image is from February 8, 2016.  It's by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona.  View on Flickr.

From late January, and through mid-February, 5 bright planets were visible at once in the predawn sky. This image is from February 8, 2016. It's by Eliot Herman in Tucson, Arizona. View on Flickr.

Saturn in the evening. Mercury at nightfall from southerly latitudes. Venus and Mars before dawn. Jupiter emerges from dawn glow in mid-September.

Saturn in the evening. Mercury at nightfall from southerly latitudes. Venus and Mars before dawn. Jupiter emerges from dawn glow in mid-September.

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