All you need to know about Planet Parade
March 2018 has some interesting things for you to watch and you can also learn from. An uncommon celestial event, known as “Planet Parade” will be unmistakable in the night sky, beginning with the 7th of March and will end with another uncommon event, a Blue Moon on the 31st of March.
What is Planet Parade?
Planet Parade is a celestial social event where a series of splendid, bright planets will be found in the sky and which could be seen with the bare eye. You won’t need telescopes to see these planets, which are situated at million miles away from our planet.
The bright planets are those which are effectively noticeable with the bare eye.
The moon will move about 12 degrees each night, giving people an unmistakable perspective of the planets.
What are the planets which can be seen?
There are five planets on this list: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Venus. They will be seen in the sky, however not really at the same time. This event happens once in a few years. It’s really not something to miss.
As said before, the Moon will change its position and will enable us to see this series of stars and planets.
It will go close to Jupiter on the 7th of March. Then, it will be between Mars and Jupiter and above the stunning star named Antares on the 8th of March. Then, it will be located next to Mars on the 9th of March and then amongst Mars and Saturn on the 10th of March.
From where can we see them?
Venus and Mercury
Both the planets will be noticeable on the northern side of the equator in the midst of March, while the southern portion of the globe will encounter extensive troubles when it comes to seeing them.
The planets will be recognizable for 75 minutes after the dusk, while it will set about 45 minutes in the southern portion of the globe.
This planet will be seen from the north scopes towards the start of March when it will rise eastwards. Venus, on the other hand, will be in a stationary state till October 2018 and it probably will lit against Jupiter.
Mars and Saturn
One is the nearest to Jupiter. while another is more distant than Jupiter. However, these two can be seen from March 7th to March 10th, at the moment when the sun ascends in the east. Mars will hover towards Saturn and when it will be as close as just 1.5 degrees from the planet, it will be noticeable on the 31st of March.
Researchers have attested that Mars will be impressively brighter than it was last time, in 2003.