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LOOK: Parade of four planets or syzygy of Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Saturn

Thursday, April 28, 2022 12:00 AM    Views : 42by:John Eric Mendoza


From DOST-Pagasa’s Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — The celestial parade of four planets on a roughly straight line was observed before dawn on Wednesday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

Pagasa’s Space Science and Astronomy Section noticed the syzygy of Jupiter, Venus, Mars, and Saturn at 4 a.m. The state weather service said the celestial parade could be seen in the sky until the last days of April.

A syzygy is a practically straight-line arrangement of three or more celestial bodies such as planets.

Pagasa said the configuration of the said planets will not cause any adverse effect on the Earth.

“This kind of configuration of celestial objects has been observed through time and it never or will ever cause natural disasters and imminent hazards,” it pointed out.

Source: Inquirer.Net website

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