See the rare ‘planet parade’ of 5 naked-eye planets in these photos

virtual telescope project images of planets and stars in december 2022


After days of clouds in Rome, the skies finally cleared for a “planet parade.”

Virtual Telescope Project founder Gianluca Masi was at the ready with telescopes, cameras and broadcasting equipment to observe the five naked-eye planets on Wednesday evening (Dec. 28). The most-easily seen planets were Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. He also spotted Uranus and Neptune, which require equipment to view.