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Five ‘Bright’ Planets Set to Align in Dawn Sky

Five bright planets are set to align, starting this morning and ending on Feb. 20, in the early morning sky.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, will all be visible due to this rare occurrence, the last of which took place from Dec. 15, 2014 to Jan. 15, 2005.

“In their outward order from the sun, the five bright planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn,” explained Earth Sky. “These planets are easily seen in our sky because their disks reflect sunlight, and these relatively nearby worlds tend to shine with a steadier light than the distant, twinkling stars.”

Fox News reports:

In September 2015 stargazers were treated to a rare supermoon eclipse – the first time that a supermoon had coincided with a lunar eclipse since 1982.

Although past sky shows have sent the astrological community into overdrive with doomsday predictions, Bustle.com is offering up five fun ways to celebrate the event.

Photo credit: USA Today.

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