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Catch the view of four planets coming closer this week

On May 10 and 11, Jupiter and Venus can be easily spotted lower side in the east, between 5am to 5:45 am, as after moon, these are the brightest objects in the sky.

According to the StarDate magazine, four visible planets will appear together in the wee hours of the morning this week.

Four planets, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Mercury, will be easily noticeable in the southern states during the pre-dawn sky between May 9 and 12.

Though they are far apart from each other, on May 10 and 11, Venus and Jupiter will come closer to each other.

Southern states to enjoy best view
The residents of the southern states are likely to enjoy the best view of this spectacular sight which appears once in a decade or so.

The reason behind the four planets’ visibility in the southern states is “the path the planets follow across the sky (the ecliptic) stands at a little higher angle relative to the horizon.”

Jupiter will be positioned on the left of Venus, while Mercury will be on the right. The distance between Mercury and Venus will be almost equivalent to the distance between Jupiter and Venus.

On May 10 and 11, Jupiter and Venus can be easily spotted lower side in the east, between 5am to 5:45 am, as after moon, these are the brightest objects in the sky.

Jupiter will be positioned on the left of Venus, while Mercury will be on the right. The distance between Mercury and Venus will be almost equivalent to the distance between Jupiter and Venus.

Though Mercury won’t be as bright as the other two planets, its proximity to Venus will aid in locating it accurately. Planet Mars can be located “twice as far to the lower left of Jupiter. It's so low and faint that it will be difficult to see.”

In order to locate the planets accurately, using binoculars will be a good option.

People enthralled to enjoy the view
To enjoy this wonderful sight, just ensure that your view is not obstructed by trees or buildings as the planets appear low in the sky.

The report, published in the magazine owned by the University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, has enthralled people, especially sky watchers.

An excited reader commented on the CNN report, “This astronomical event should be taken advantage of by realizing the greatness of our universe. Let us take a break from our daily life, worries, plans and routines and for a few minutes stare at those beautiful planets lining up in the sky. It is indeed an opportunity for use to wonder, perhaps we will learn a lesson of how tiny and insignificant our life is comparing to this infinite and magical world.”

Besides the excitement, some readers hardly bothered, while others were worried as they predicted this occurrence as a sign of end of the world.