Russians will be able to see the conjunction of the planets four times in February

Nikolay Zheleznov, senior researcher at the Institute of Applied Astronomy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that in February

Russians will have the opportunity to see the conjunction of the planets four times in the sky. The best visibility is expected in the southern regions of the country.

The astronomer told TASS that the astronomicalthe phenomenon can be observed at dawn. According to him, 19 such connections usually occur per year. Four of them will be available for observation in February. “The region is not so important for observation. But the farther south, the better, it seems to me, ”- said the agency's interlocutor.

The first connection will occur on February 6 -visually, the planets Venus and Saturn will converge in the sky. The conjunction of Venus with Jupiter is expected on February 11. On February 10, Mercury will approach Venus, and on February 15, Mercury will approach Jupiter. The planets will rise just before the sun rises.