Published on Feb 20, 2019
In late February 2019, you can see all five bright planets, two after sunset and three before sunrise. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have been known since ancient times and can easily be seen with the naked eye if one knows when and where to look. They are visible for much of the year, except for short periods of time when they are too close to the Sun to observe. Spot the two evening planets, Mercury and Mars in the west one hour after sunset. Then see the three morning planets, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in the east before sunrise. https://earthsky.org/tonight/see-5-br... By the morning of the 27th, Venus and Saturn forming a lovely lineup with Jupiter, which itself receives a visit from the crescent Moon. Mercury makes its best showing of the year on the 27th, for observers in the Northern Hemisphere. If you have a clear view of the horizon, look west just after sunset. Mercury will be only 10 degrees above the horizon—the width of your fist held sideways. Spectacular Line-Up of Three Bright Planets https://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-3-p...