Four Planets Visible to the Naked Eye

Until April 8, your going to see something in the sky you won't see again in another three or four decades.

The planets Saturn, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Venus can be seen with the naked eye.

Astronomers say the planets will look like bright stars, but the trick to seeing them all at once is the time of day you look.

"If you go out after 7 p.m. in the evening, Mercury will have already dropped, below the west horizon, before 7 p.m. is when you want to go if you want to see all of the planets,” explains Susan Borland of the Challenger Learning Center.

Borland says Venus will be the brightest of the planets, while those who look for Jupiter will also see Jupiter’s surrounding moons.


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