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Five Planets will be visible in the night sky above the UK Tonight!

Stargazers are in for a treat this weekend as five planets are set to align in the night sky.

Click Here to see if the planets will be visible in your area: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/@2648147

Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn should be visible one hour before sunrise on June 17 as they line up near the eastern horizon.

Three of the brighter planets – Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn – can be viewed with the naked eye, providing you’re away from street lights.

But you will need binoculars or a telescope to catch sight of Neptune and Uranus, with the latter being 7° lower than Jupiter.

This alignment of planets is fairly uncommon, with the next event set to take place in April 2024.

Saturday morning is the best time to view each of the planets, but Saturn will actually rise in the night on June 16 in the constellation of Aquarius.

Jupiter will be in the constellation of Aries, while Mercury will be in the constellation of Taurus. 

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