It’s the first time we can see all five bright planets – Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, Jupiter – at once since 2005. They are up before dawn. Click here for charts and more info. Remember, when you look at them, you are looking edgewise into the plane of our solar system …
Vince Babkirk in Thailand also caught the video above on the morning of January 29. It’s the International Space Station passing between the moon and Jupiter.
Deborah Byrd created the EarthSky radio series in 1991 and founded EarthSky.org in 1994. Today, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of this website. She has won a galaxy of awards from the broadcasting and science communities, including having an asteroid named 3505 Byrd in her honor. A science communicator and educator since 1976, Byrd believes in science as a force for good in the world and a vital tool for the 21st century. "Being an EarthSky editor is like hosting a big global party for cool nature-lovers," she says.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. She and her husband live in Tennessee, where they enjoy guitar playing and singing. They have 2 grown sons.
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