ST. LOUIS – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and even the moon begin pretty cool show now at dawn. From now through the end of June, early risers will have the rare opportunity to see all of our solar system’s major planets clustered together in the eastern and southeastern skies.
The downside: Sunrise in the St. Louis area is right now at 5:37 am. So the best time to look is before 5am, before dawn sets in and we lose Mercury in the increasing light. Also, Mercury doesn’t join the party until after 4am, so your time slot is 4-5am
If you get up at this point, or decide to get up, the five planets are easy to spot with the naked eye, with Venus being the brightest and Mercury the faintest. The planets appear in the sky in the same order as their distance from the sun.
The last time this phenomenon occurred was in 2004 and it will not occur again until 2040.
One more note: on June 23rd and 24th, the moon will move between Venus and Mars, effectively representing the earth in the planetary lineup.
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