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A planet-spotting extravaganza is coming, if you are an early riser

Stargazing usually favours night owls, but here’s a treat for early birds, says Abigail Beall, who offers a host of planets peeping over the horizon

Space



23 March 2022

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STARGAZING is obviously a hobby best suited to night owls. The darkest skies that come in the middle of the night tend to provide the greatest number of astronomical opportunities. But every so often, early birds get a chance to make the most of being up before dawn, and this week we highlight one such opportunity.

In the last week of March and the first week of April, stargazers around the world will be able to see three planets close to each other in the sky in the hour or so before the sun rises. Saturn, Venus and Mars will …