Five planets; Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Mercury and Venus will appear in an uneven line stretched from January 22 until March 3. Last occurred 11 years ago.
Can be seen just before sunrise, the celestial parade under dark and clear sky condition. Mendoza said, “By the month of march, Mercury will no longer be visible although the four others will remain longer.”
“Starting Jan. 1 a conjunction of four planets (Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Saturn) will be observed above the east southeastern horizon. The planets will be good astronomical targets for astrophotography and telescoping sessions during the month,” Pagasa said in an advisory.
“Mercury joins the group of planets during the middle of the month, making it a very rare and spectacular display of planetary conjunctions since 2005,” it added.
It will be best seen at the beach. Raymundo said that Jupiter will rise first at the evening sky, next is Mars that will arise a couple of hours after midnight, followed by Saturn and Venus a few hours before sunrise and Mercury will rise minutes before sunrise.
The said planets can be seen through our naked eye but it’s best to view through telescope. Enjoy the celestial parade!