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Planets in Pre-Dawn Sky

5 Visible Planets at Once

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I woke up at 5:30am this morning to attempt to photograph the 5 visible planets at dawn. This astronomical event is rather rare, and will only be possible for about 2 more weeks.  Seeing the 5 brightest planets simultaneously has not been possible since 2005!  The first week of February is the absolute best time to see all five planets in the pre-dawn sky. Mercury is by-far the hardest planet to spot because of it never strays too far from the sun from our perspective. However, it's proximity to Venus and the waning crescent moon makes it much easier to locate this week.   [cap…