Five planets visible in the sky this week

UTAH — Look up! Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars, will line up near the moon this week.

This planetary alignment began on Monday, March 27, and will likely be visible from anywhere on Earth with clear skies and a view of the west throughout the week.

The planets will stretch from the horizon line to approximately halfway up the night sky.

To see them, look to the western horizon right after sunset, but don’t be late, the Associated Press reported that Mercury and Jupiter are set to quickly recede below the horizon about half an hour after sunset.

How to spot the 5 planets from PBS NewsHour

Jupiter, Venus, and Mars will be the easiest to see, as they shine bright. However, Mercury and Uranus will be dimmer, and may require binoculars to spot.

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