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Which planets can be seen from Earth with the naked eye?

Asked by black_fox (17 points ) July 8th, 2012

besides the moon of course..

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn

gailcalled's avatar

The moon is not a planet.

Easily seen are Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. With dark skies and some hints on location, you can spot Mercury.

bkcunningham's avatar

Hi @black_fox, we just recently had this discussion. It was very interesting. Good question.

http://www.fluther.com/144142/how-many-planets-can-the-naked-eye-see/

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Oh, and welcome to Fluther, @black_fox. Was the other discussion helpful? You can add to it if you’d like. Do you have any more questions?

ETpro's avatar

Yep. The ones the ancients worshiped as Gods, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. It’s sure fortunate they didn’t notice Uranus was out there. It’s actually dimly visible to the naked eye. Imagine the worship services at the temple of Uranus!

And yes, Welcome to Fluther.

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