Grand Conjunction of 5 planets and the moon coming: best viewing tips

Grand Conjunction of 5 planets and the moon coming: best viewing tips

A great sky event is coming up, and Michiganders have a really good chance at seeing this event. One astronomer is calling it a “Grand Conjunction.” A conjunction is when two planets come very close together when viewing them in the sky. In this upcoming case, it won’t just be two planets, it will be five planets and the moon. Astronomer Todd Slisher, executive director of Flint’s Longway Planetarium and the Sloan Museum, says while this isn’t a typical conjunction of planets touching in a view, it is still considered a conjunction. For those tracking this sky event on social media, it’s also earned the “planet parade” nickname. For the next several weeks, Michiganders will be able to look east and southeast just before sunrise and see the planets all …
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