Rare alignment of the moon and 4 planets this week!| Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Venus

This NASA sky map shows the locations of the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and Mars after sunset on Dec. 25, 2022.


If you’re looking for an awesome gift that’s free this year, just look to the night sky where the Christmas moon lines up with four bright planets in a celestial holiday treat this week. 

This Christmas (Dec. 25), the young crescent moon will shine with Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury and Venus and will appear to glide past Saturn and Jupiter over the next few days. All five objects will appear in a diagonal line from the south to southwest.