This week is good for astronomy or sunset lovers.
From Tuesday, the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus will line up in our sky. However, we will be able to observe it from Friday, but hopefully enjoy it for a few weeks, says Cameron Hummels, an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology.
This type of alignment only happens every few years, Mr. Hummels says.
People of both hemispheres can enjoy this alignment visible under the Moon.
To fully enjoy this space scene, Cameron Hummels recommends finding a spot with a clear view to the west as the sun sets.
Venus is an easily observed planet due to its proximity to Earth. Uranus appears next to Venus in our sky; Jupiter and Mercury are visible under Venus and Uranus.
Eventually, Mars will appear slightly higher than the other four planets at the end of the line. Together, the five planets form a “pearl necklace,” says Hummels.