Pic Of The Week: Yevhen Samuchenko

If your'e a morning person and can face battling the winter cold, next week is a prime opportunity to get your camera at the ready! For the first time since 2005, you'll be able to see all five visible planets (Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, Mercury) at once. To get your creative juices flowing and inspire you to wrap up warm and venture into the dark this weeks pic of the week comes from Yevhen Samuchenko.

Yevhen Samuchenko

Yevhen Samuchenko


1. The best time to see the alignment will be before dawn between January 20th and January 24th. Though you'll be able to partially see it up to February 20th.

2. Look south. Mercury will be closest to the eastern horizon, while Jupiter will loiter in the west-southwest.

3. Try to find a flat horizon and a dark sky. If possible, head away from the lights of civilization.

4. Hold your arm up in a straight line from the horizon to the moon and the planets should fall along that line.

5. Don't give up! It may take more than one early morning to see the full alignment.

6. You'll be able to see the planets with the naked eye, but if you have a telescope, it'll look even better.

7. Use various apps to get updates on the best time to stargaze in your area.