It’s a Parade!

And who doesn’t love a parade? Especially a parade of planets, which is exactly what’s starting up later this week.

Over the next several weeks, you early birds with a view of the southeastern horizon will be able to see not one, not two, but five of our solar system’s glorious planets all lined up in a neat little row.

The planetary parade will include Mercury closest to the horizon followed by Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter. The show will start in the pre-dawn hours of January 20 and continue for about a month.

I can’t see the southeastern horizon through all our beautiful trees, so I’m going to have to enjoy the planet parade vicariously through those of you who can. Get out there Wednesday morning and take a peek for me!


Author: Amanda Ann Larson

I'm an editor, artist, writer, and farmer with a passion for the written word, nature, and the preservation of biodiversity. And dinosaurs, but who doesn't love them?

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