Watch out northern lights, there’s a new show going on over Cochrane tonight.
Following sunset (which is set for 8:04 p.m. in Cochrane), five planets should be visible including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus. All should be visible to the naked eye except Mercury and Uranus, which may require binoculars to spot.
To spot what's being dubbed a “Planetary Parade”, sky gazers should start by searching the western horizon with binoculars for Jupiter and Mercury. From that location, slowly move up to spot the other three planets.
Cochranites will need to be prepared because, within 30 minutes of the sunset, the planets will begin to vanish from the sky.
Anyone who misses the show tonight will have a 17-year wait until it reappears in 2040.