It starts with a stunning parade of planets

23.03.2004

23.03.2004


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Tonight begins the parade of planets that will be visible for about two weeks. Almost on the same line will line up all visible to the naked eye planets in the solar system — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter. The best time to observe will be the first hours after sunset, according to the website of the American space agency (NASA).

Previous parade of planets could be seen in 2002, the following will happen only after four years. According to astronomers, this year add up to the best observation conditions, which will not be for the next 30 years.

Scientists promise that even a small telescope during the parade of planets will be distinguishable rings of Saturn, as well as the gas clouds of Jupiter and its moons. In addition, the telescope will observe the phases of Venus, which will glow brighter than the other planets, according Lenta.Ru.

22.03.2004

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