Who said that the only space objects we can see on the night sky are the Moon, Venus, and Mars? Almost the entire solar system can unfold itself right before our eyes if we know the right time and places to look at the sky. There’s not even a need for a telescope or binoculars to see most of the planets, although we must admit that seeing our neighboring celestial objects only with the naked eye isn’t very interesting.
Saturn and Jupiter, the solar system’s biggest planets, will approach their 20-year reunion, an event known as the great conjunction.
Mars also wants to say ‘Hello!’
The Red Planet seems to know that humans are planning to land on it in the near future. Our neighboring planet will make its appearance in the eastern half of the sky, and it will also be the second-brightest planet along with Jupiter in the west.
As usual, Venus will be the most luminous celestial object from the night sky after the Moon. But those who are in love with Venus will have to hold out until the wee hours to be delighted by our neighbor’s shininess. They’ll have to keep an eye on the Southern Hemisphere, more precisely about 90 minutes before the sun comes up.
Let’s not also forget about Mercury, as it will accompany Venus from below during the early morning hours. Uranus and Neptune will also make their appearances without being visible to the naked eye. While using binoculars or a telescope, Saturn will also show itself several hours after midnight.
Feel free to tell us in a comment below which planet you want to see the most on the night sky and why. Luckily enough for all of us, the Universe never seems to run out of exciting sights to offer.