How to See 5 Planets Align in the Sky This Week
The alignment of the planets, as seen just before sunrise throughout the week. As the week progresses, the Moon will pass through this view of the sky.(Credit: Roen Kelly/Astronomy)
Five planets adorn the morning sky this week — the same quintet of “wanderers” (Mercury to Saturn) our ancient ancestors recognized as being different from the background stars. Head outside about 45 minutes before sunrise and you will see the solar system objects spread out across approximately 110°.