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Planets will be visible on June 3 – NBC 6 South Florida

After a solar eclipse in April, followed by a glimpse of the Northern Lights in May, the next celestial event is just a few days away.

The planets will appear to align so that six planets will be visible in the night sky. Just before sunrise on June 3, the planets Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune will all have a chance to be seen. All you have to do is look east and up into the sky.

Because of their respective orbits, they will also not be in a perfectly straight line. The idea behind the planetary constellation comes from the fact that the planets are grouped on one side of the sun at the same time during their orbits.

This creates the illusion that they are aligned from Earth.

Will all planets be visible?

Don't expect to see all six in the sky at the same time, as some of them are not visible to the naked eye.

The planets will not sparkle like stars – they will be faint points of light in the sky.

Saturn will be the first to be visible, rising at about 2:30 a.m. on June 3. It will have a yellowish hue and be visible to the naked eye.

Mars will also be visible, showing its infamous reddish hue. It will rise shortly after 4 a.m. This planet is located in the constellation of Pisces. It is also to the right of the Moon.

You have to wait a few hours and until just before sunrise to see Uranus, Jupiter and Mercury.

Neptune and Uranus are not visible to the naked eye.

Uranus will be near Jupiter and Mercury and low on the horizon, but you will need a telescope to see it. Neptune will be between Saturn and Mars in the parade of planets. Neptune is six times dimmer than Uranus, so a telescope is also required for it.

Jupiter, Mercury and Uranus rise shortly before 6 a.m.

Jupiter will be at its brightest, but will be very low on the horizon, which may make it difficult to spot as the Sun also rises.

Mercury will also be visible, although it may be harder to spot at sunrise as it will be closest to the Sun during this event.

How can South Florida see it?

The best time to observe most planets is between 4 and 6 a.m., looking east, and just before sunrise.

In case you miss it, Saturn and Mars will still be visible for several days in June.

Additionally, these six planets can next be seen later this year on August 28 and then again on January 18, 2025.

A 7th The planet will be visible on February 28, 2025, bringing Venus into alignment!

Anna Harden

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