2020 has been a hard year by anyone’s standards. So it’s almost as if the universe is offering us some magical karmic payback this month. Over the course of this month all seven planets will be visible from earth as they take their places next to one another!! What an amazing opportunity to get outside and soak in how truly small out problems are.
Venus Takes Center Stage
Venus will be the brightest this week. But we will be able to see Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury without a telescope or strong set of binoculars. To see Uranus or Neptune however you will need to use a tool for assistance.
As our solar system is aligning Venus is seemingly stealing the spotlight! This planet is going to be a striking sight in the morning sky and will remain visible for the rest of the year, according to Earth Sky.
Venus will share the morning sky with Mercury as it is visible in the Northern Hemisphere for the first weeks of November.
Curious star-gazers can use Venus to find Mercury. To do so, find the brightest ‘star’ in the sky and then look downwards. You should be able to notice Mercury towards the horizon.null
12 and 13 November will be especially great days for spotting these two planets.
The Rest Of The Starry Cast
Mars has actually been visible since the last bit of October and is easily spotted. If you find a bright star that has a reddish colour – that’s probably Mars.
Jupiter and Saturn are also visible all through the month as they come closer to their aligned spots.
This is something that happens for these two planets only every 20 years. To see them, keep an eye on the moon around 19 November.
Towards the end of the week, Uranus will be visible with a green-blue colour. You will likely get the best view of this planet at the beginning of November in the evening.
If you have a telescope or binoculars, you will be able to see Neptune at any time of the month, as long as you look at night.