The ‘Planet Parade’ phenomenon allows people to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
NASA, the American space agency, recently shared a photograph that depicts a rare occurrence: all of our solar system’s planets can be seen from Earth at the same time. The ‘Planet Parade’ phenomenon allows people to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Planet parade is an astronomical phenomenon in which several planets can be seen with the naked eye in the sky.
Yesterday, NASA shared the image as the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD). Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, and Mercury can be seen sparkling against a purple sky in the late evening in the ‘After Sunset Planet Parade’ image posted on January 2.
The photo, which included Mars, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Mercury, and Venus in a single frame, quickly went viral as internet users marveled at the dazzling dusk time scene. The photograph was taken in December 2022 by astronomer and photographer Tunc Tezel and included bright stars such as Altair, Fomalhaut, and Aldebaran.
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NASA’s APOD tradition of posting a new astronomy-related image every day dates back decades. Every day, a new image is posted, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer, providing the perfect balance of educational and entertaining content.
APOD’s first photo of 2023 featured “the largest rock in our solar system,” also known as the “pale blue dot,” as captured by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft in 1990.
Today’s photo, by photographer Tommy Lease, depicts the magnificent Kemble’s Cascade of Stars, an asterism (a group of stars different from a constellation). The tagline of APOD, “discover the cosmos,” promises that each day will be a new adventure into the vast, intricate universe in which we live.