5 planets will align in the night sky this week. Here’s how to see them

5 planets will align in the night sky this week. Here’s how to see them

NEW YORK (AP) — Keep an eye to the sky this week for a chance to see a planetary hangout.

Five planets — Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars — will line up near the moon.

Where and when can you see them?

The best day to catch the whole group is Tuesday. You’ll want to look to the western horizon right after sunset, said NASA astronomer Bill Cooke.

The planets will stretch from the horizon line to around halfway up the night sky. But don’t be late: Mercury and Jupiter will quickly dip below the horizon around half an hour after sunset.

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The five-planet spread can be seen from anywhere on Earth, as long as you have clear skies and a view of the west.

5 planets will align in the night sky this week. Here’s how to see them

Illustration by Megan McGrew/PBS NewsHour

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Fort Leonard Wood community shelters in place for weather preparedness week | Article

Fort Leonard Wood community shelters in place for weather preparedness week | Article


Fort Leonard Wood community shelters in place for weather preparedness week | Article




A tornado touched down Dec. 31, 2010, on Fort Leonard Wood, causing an estimated $90 million in damage.
(Photo Credit: Photo by Catherine Threat, 88th Regional Support Command)

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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — It is one of those sounds nobody ever wants to hear — the piercing roar of echoing tornado sirens followed by a giant voice urging listeners to shelter in place — but knowing what to do when the sound is activated can save a life. For that reason, Fort Leonard Wood participated in Missouri and Kansas Severe Weather Preparedness Week by having an installation wide tornado drill on Tuesday.

“Tornado season is generally early spring through late summer, although we are at risk of tornados year-round,” said Craig Reeves, with the Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Safety Office. He was referring to a tornado that damaged several structures here on New Year’s Eve 2010.

“It’s always

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