11 July 2024

Star gazers and budding astrologers will have the chance to catch a glimpse of a rare alignment of Saturn, Mars, Venus and Jupiter and a crescent moon from April 25th to 27th.

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) said that the rare celestial phenomenon across the morning sky can be seen on in the eastern sky with the naked eye from all parts of Thailand from 4am until sunrise, if the skies are clear.

The crescent moon will be seen next to Saturn on Monday and then move closer to Venus and Jupiter on Tuesday and Wednesday, said NARIT.

According to the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), at the start of April Saturn appeared to move toward Mars each day, with Venus, Mars and Saturn forming a trio in the southeast before sunrise.

By the middle of the month, Jupiter started to rise in the pre-dawn hours. The movement means that the planets are seen in a line across the morning sky.