Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday shared a video of the night sky showing five plants aligned near the moon in a rare celestial phenomenon. “What a beautiful sight...Five planets aligned together today... beautiful and rare... hope you witnessed it too,” the superstar tweeted.
The 45-second clip collected has over three lakh views and over 17,000 likes. He shared the same video on Instagram too. Fans of the actor, who watched the clip, were amazed at the astronomical sight.
Last week, the 80-year-old said he has resumed working even though he continues to recover from an on-set injury earlier this month. Amitabh Bachchan had injured himself while filming an action sequence on the Hyderabad set of his upcoming movie "Project K".
Star gazers were up for a treat on Tuesday as five planets, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus and Mars lined up near the moon.
T 4600 - What A Beautiful Sight...! 5 Planets Aligned Together Today... Beautiful And Rare... Hope You Witnessed It too .. pic.twitter.com/eEob2dBxAJ
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 28, 2023
Different numbers and groups of planets line up in the sky from time to time. There was a five-planet line-up last summer and there's another one in June, with a slightly different makeup.
Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn lined up in the same order as their natural positions from the sun in June 2022, the first time since December 2004.
This kind of alignment happens when the planets’ orbits line them up on one side of the sun from Earth’s perspective, NASA astronomer Bill Cooke said.
Such a five-planet spread can be seen from anywhere on Earth, as long as one has clear skies and a view of the west.