MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 20: A woman uses a telescope to look into the sky during a partial solar eclipse outside the Planetario on March 20, 2015 in Madrid, Spain. In Madrid the moon was scheduled to cover approximately 65 percent of the sun for a short period starting at approximately 9:05am. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)
The occurrence is being called a "rare celestial spectacle," and it is the first time in more than 10 years that all five planets will be simultaneously visible to the naked eye.
Here's what you need to know to see it:
When can I see the planets from Earth?
The five planets will be visible each morning from Jan. 20 to Feb. 20.
EarthSky reports people living in the mid-to-northern latitudes can see Mercury best about an hour and half before dawn. In the Southern Hemisphere, it's about two hours before sunrise. Either way, Feb. 7 is expected to be the best day for viewing our solar system's closest planet to the sun.
If you miss it this time, don't worry. The next five-planet showing will happen again in August.
Where can I see them?
You can see them from anywhere! Just remember to point your attention to the east.
How can I see them?
Use this trick: Look up in the sky, stretch out your arm and create a fist with your thumb pointing up. Then pass your thumb slowly across what you think is the planet. If the star or planet winks out – goes completely black really quick – then it was a star. If it dims out, then it's a planet.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.