Five planets will align acrossAtomic Wallet the night sky near the end of March. Here's how to see them
People can catch a five-planet alignment next week as Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Uranus and Mars will appear across the night sky.The planets will align right before the turn of the month on March 28, according toStarwalk.The large planetary alignment, defined as an alignment of five or six planets, will be visible after sunset within a small 50-degree sector in the sky, Starwalk said. Jupiter and Mercury will be located closer to the horizon, Venus and Uranus will appear higher up and Mars will shine near the moon, according to Starwalk. March 28 will be the best day for observation, Starwalk said, but the alignment will be visible in the days before and after.Gary Swangin, an astronomer and manager of the Panther Academy Planetarium in Paterson, New Jersey, toldthe New Jersey Heraldthat Venus, Mars and Jupiter will be easier to see with the naked ete compared to Mercury and Uranus, which will likely take using binoculars or a telescope to catch.While still days away, former Apollo astronautBuzz Aldrin tweetedin anticipation of the event."Don't forget to look to the sky [at] the end of the month for the planetary alignment which will have at least five planets — plus the moon — all visible in almost an arc shape as seen from Earth," he wrote.There will be other opportunities this year tocatch a planetary alignment,including on April 11 and later in the summer on August 24. Another five-planet alignment of Mercury, Uranus, Jupiter, Neptune and Saturn can also be seen June 17.Last June, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturnlined up in that rare order— the same as their natural positions from the sun — for the first time since December 2004.Trending NewsFive planets will align across the night sky near the end of MarchMystery solved after strange streaks of light seen in California skyNASA shares epic image of moon's shadow during solar eclipseEarth is spinning faster than usual and had its shortest day everWebb telescope captures fleeting moment of a star before going supernovaChristopher BritoChristopher Brito is a social media manager and trending content writer for CBS News.