star show

4 April 2002

watch out for a once in a lifetime astronomical sight later this month. in summary, get away from the city lights, watch the sunset and then after half an hour look at the 11 o’clock position in the sky (with the sun set at the 12 o’clock position). you’ll see all five planets that are visible with the naked eye lined up together and over the next few hours they will all set in a straight line.

this is happening from april 20th and it sounds like there will be a few weeks to attempt to find yourself cloud free sky to view it.