Alignment of the Planets !!!

Thursday January 28 I took some time off and got up early to visit the Marcos de Niza trail at South Mountain Park, where I could get up high quickly and have a nice view of the eastern horizon.

5 planets, plus the moon, were aligned in nearly a straight line, and all visible in a clear sky.

Here are some photos and iPhone screen shots from the event.

The spot to the right of the moon is Jupiter

Waiting for the sky to clear, a shot of mostly Tempe near and Chandler far

iPhone screen shot of Planets app shows from the southeastern horizon, and up, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, the moon, and Jupiter

The rest

I am full of all kinds of data

Although there was a medium sized bank of clouds in the east, I did see Mercury peek through for a short while.


Still not sunrise