Posted on Thursday, 12 May, 2011 | 32 comments| News tip by: libstaK
Image credit: NASA
In a spectacular event Venus, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter will all line up in the sky this Friday.
"Every couple of years you get two or three planets that come close together, but to have four is particularly rare," says Geoffrey Wyatt of Sydney Observatory. In modern times the alignment has occured only once every 50 to 100 years.
"Venus, in the middle of the group, will be the brightest."