S’pore Man Captures Rare Planetary Alignment, Next Sighting Allegedly Won’t Be Till 2040

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Man In Singapore Wakes Up At 3AM To Capture Rare Planetary Alignment On 23 June

Celestial events like supermoons and solar eclipses trigger our excitement. While not all of us have the expertise to view faraway planets, one enthusiast shared his recent journey to capture a rare planetary alignment.

On Thursday (23 Jun), Mr Lu Jia Xiang shared his experience of camping above an HDB multi-story carpark to capture pictures of the rare planetary alignment

Given that the next such sighting is about two decades away, Mr Lu said it was a worthwhile experience despite having to wake up in the early hours of the day.

Man in Singapore captures rare planetary alignment from Jurong West carpark

Speaking to MS News, Mr Lu shared that he watched the planetary alignment from the seventh floor of a multi-storey carpark in Jurong West.

Given the unpredictable weather of late, Mr Lu decided to wake up at 3.30am on Thursday (23 Jun) for the occasion.

The planetary alignment in question consists of the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn lined up perfectly in the sky, reports Space.com

Mr Lu claims the best time to view the event is in the early morning of Friday (24 Jun). However, he did it one day earlier because he did not want to miss out.

He told MS News,

This 5 visible planets up in the sky will happen again in 2040. So definitely worth it to wake up early.

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