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Best view of planet parade visible Friday morning



Little Rock, Ark. – This month, a planetary alignment has been occurring, and it will be peaking this week.

Five planets have been lined up in the southeastern sky throughout June. Friday morning will be the best time to view this alignment will be.

Observers will see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Neptune and Uranus will also be a part of this planetary alignment, however, these two planets are too dim to be spotted with the naked eye.

You should start looking up at the sky just before dawn if you’d like to catch this planetary line. The planets will be from the east to the south across the sky. The best view will be in the southern hemisphere, however, we should still have a good view across the natural state.

On Friday morning, you’ll also be able to see the waning crescent, Moon. This will be visible between Venus and Mars.

Here across the natural state, viewing should be great for the planet parade. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s by dawn Friday morning. A few clouds will be possible overnight, but overall conditions are expected to be mostly clear.

A five-planet parade like Friday’s hasn’t happened since 2004 and if you miss this year’s planetary alignment, the next one won’t occur until 2040.