One hour before sunrise on April 26 and 27, 2022, people across the world saw the Moon, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in a line. And on April 30, you will be able to see Venus and Jupiter close to each other. This rare astronomical occurrence is called a planet parade.
While planet parade doesn’t have a strict scientific definition, it describes a phenomenon when planets of the Solar System line up in a row in the same area of the sky.
The deputy director of Pathani Samanta Planetarium, Bhubaneswar, has listed down three types of planet parades.
The planet parade viewed on April 26 and 27 was the third kind. The last time such a parade took place it was 947 CE, almost 1,000 years ago!