Hey, Space Placers!
SKY SAFARI Star Chart 5:00 AM EDT 6/17/23
Word is going around the 'Net about FIVE planets being lined up tomorrow morning - June 17th - in the pre-dawn sky.
While that is TRUE, you won't be able to EASILY, IF AT ALL, see all five. Saturn and bright Jupiter are a lock to see, but Neptune, Uranus and Mercury, not so. The almost New Moon will be in the sky near Mercury but will be far too faint to be easily, if at all, spotted.
Mercury is diving back towards the Sun and will soon be headed back for the evening sky. The other four planets will be getting higher in the sky as the weeks go by but you need a telescope to see Uranus and Neptune.
If you are up, take a peek using the star chart above or your own Smartphone planetarium app to help you orient to the sky. Mercury will get higher in the sky after 5:00 AM BUT the sky will be getting brighter too.
Enjoy the sky view, Saturn and Jupiter, but don't expect a "Five-fer" planetary spectacle.
Sky Guy in VA