A rare spectacular occurrence took place on March 28, 2023. Five planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus were visible at night in the sky. It is a very rare phenomenon that could be visible to the naked eye. Venus and Jupiter which are the brightest planet were visible directly and the other three needed binoculars to be viewed.
This planetary formation is rare because Uranus, which is the seventh planet in our solar system was also there to be spotted, but this view is very difficult to note from Earth. This alignment takes place when some planets get on one side of the sun at the same time. For the past 18 years, no such alignment took place and the next planet alignment is expected around 2040.
These planets got aligned in the arc form where Jupiter was seen first around 7:30 PM. The ‘Planetary Parade’ in the sky looked so attractive. But for those who missed the chance to look at such a wonderful happening, superstar Amitabh Bachchan made it for them.
On March 28, Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan who is a space enthusiast posted a video on his Instagram handle, where he captured the beautiful planetary alignment. He was so happy to share the video and gave netizens the fate to watch the adorable happening.
He writes “ What A Beautiful Sight…! 5 Planets Aligned Together Today… beautiful And Rare… Hope You Witnessed It Too”. It became one of the viral and trending videos on the Internet. This post was shared a lot by social media platforms and different websites. Netizens liked it and comments are also commendable. People are also thanking him to make them wonder about the event.