Rare celestial event (early hours of June 23)

This month, a somewhat rare celestial event will bring five planets—and eventually the Moon—into a graceful arc across the early pre-dawn sky. Beginning the weekend of June 3rd, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn will fall into alignment and will be visible pre-dawn in a long arc across the horizon (the last time the five planets aligned sequentially was in 2004). And in the early hours of June 23rd, the crescent moon will join the lineup between Venus and Mars for a very special day. Be sure to catch this sight in the early hours!

Earlier this month WTIP’s CJ Heithoff spoke with “Astro Bob” King on North Shore Morning to learn more about this special event. Click here to listen to the interview.