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See a 5-planet parade in the night sky this month

The new year has gotten off to a promising start for amateur and professional astronomers with January 2023 proving to be an excellent time to observe the solar system’s planets over Earth as five are currently visible to the naked eye.

It is later in January, however, that Saturn and Venus will take center stage, not just remaining visible to the naked eye but also moving into conjunction in the night sky. From Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, Venusthe second planet from the sun, and Saturnthe solar system’s second-largest planet, will be visible together low above the horizon to the southwest as the sun sets.

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