There are a lot of astronomy events lined up in July 2020 and this certainly is the biggest of them all. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, And The Moon are expected to be visible together in the sky on July 19th. Therefore, we suggest you set your alarm as these 5 planets and the Moon will be visible exactly 45 minutes before sunrise.
Astronomy educator and former Planetarium director Jeffrey Hunt wrote about this event on his post. Simultaneously, he also mentioned how you can get the best glimpse of this event without using a telescope.
As mentioned above, you will be able to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the Moon together at the same time on July 19th. These 5 planets and the moon will be visible exactly 45 minutes before sunrise in your respective countries. Exactly 45 minutes before sunrise, you’ll be able to see these 5 planets and the Crescent moon without using a telescope.
Jeffrey Hunt has said that we should step outside early in the morning and exactly an hour before sunrise. This will help you get the best glimpse at one of the major astronomy events. Hunt also mentioned that we must look for the fourth bright planets i.e Venus, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter. They will look like overly bright stars. Venus will be low in the East-NorthEast whereas Jupiter and Saturn will the stars in the Northwest. However, Mars will be easier to spot as it will be the lone star in the Southeast.
Though they won’t like the photos taken by spacecraft, they surely will be pleasant to watch as overly bright stars. However, if you wish to have a better look at these planets, you can use a telescope or high-range binoculars.