Planetary ParadeAll these planets will be in a row (pretty much along a straight line) in the early morning sky starting Jan. 20 for about a month.

The easiest way to see them is to look to the southeast before sunrise. Locate Venus, the very bright planet to the southeast. Then locate Jupiter to the southwest higher in the sky than Venus. Mercury will be to the left (east) of Venus and a bit lower in the sky. Saturn and Mars will be between Venus and Jupiter. Mercury is always rather close to the sun, so after Mercury rises, the sun will rise shortly after.

From a Jyotish perspective, I do not believe this is very significant, but it will be a beautiful sight.

© Michael Mamas. All rights reserved.