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The Smeared Parade Of Planets In July Can Be Seen Even With The Naked Eye

The Smeared Parade Of Planets In July Can Be Seen Even With The Naked Eye

In the first half of July, before sunrise, you can even see the planets closest to the Earth with the naked eye. Astronomers call this phenomenon "smeared parade of planets," it is explained by the fact that at this time all the planets of the system will be on the same side of the Sun.

Now comes the period when all eight planets of the Solar system are gathered on one side of the Sun: the so-called smeared parade of planets. It will last all the first half of July. They are not lined up as in a parade of planets in the classical sense, but the phenomenon is quite rare. In the morning before sunrise, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible to the naked eye in the West, and mercury and Venus will be visible in the Eastern sector of the sky.

A smeared parade of planets is not as rare as the classic one, which occurs about once every few tens of thousands of years. An astronomical phenomenon that can be observed in July happens about once every 20 years.

Besides, since all the planets are on the same side of the Sun, you can see more distant objects, Uranus and Neptune, and just an Amateur telescope is enough for this.