Planetary Pileup: Out of Sight, Out of Mind


The good news is that on May 5th the Moon and the five bright planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn — will come together to form an impressively tight grouping in the sky. The bad news is that we won’t able to see it, because the Sun is in the midst of the parade of planets and will hide most of them in its dazzling glare. An even tighter configuration — this time without the Moon — will occur (again out of view) on the 17th.


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