June 5th and the next few days are the best nights to see the "Parade Of Planets" across the Wyoming sky.

Get up early in the morning and look east.

Imagine looking up into the night sky and seeing all of the planets lined up.

Not all of them are visible to the human eye, but there are apps out there that can help.

Below is a video listing some of the best FREE Apps for star gazing.

With those apps, all you have to do is hold your phone up to the night sky and see where the planets are on the screen.

In the early morning hours of June 3, six planets, including Jupiter, Mercury, Uranus, Mars, Neptune, and Saturn will momentarily align on the ecliptic path.

Wyoming is the perfect place to see this planetary alignment as it occurs across the massive swath of sky in the Northern Hemisphere.

That's because Wyoming has some of the darkest skies in the lower 48 states.

"Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn may be spotted with the naked eye, but you'll need a telescope or high-powered binoculars to see Neptune and Uranus," (Star Walk).

To find the best places to see the planets try using Dark Sky Finder. It's available at that link and is also an app for your mobile device. Dark Sky Finder will help you locate the darkest areas, without human light pollution.

You'll be able to see Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Mercury, and Venus, with the naked eye.

With high-powered binoculars or a telescope, you'll be able to see Urnanus and maybe Neptune.

Given the region we live in, we have a good chance to see them.

The past few mornings I've walked out just before sunup and pointed my phone to the east, with my sky app engaged, and watched the planets as they have lined up for the parade.

This is a wonderful opportunity and Wyoming is one of the best places to experience it.

New Generation Preserves Wyoming's Past

The Platte Bridge Company is committed to learning, teaching, preserving, and bringing history to life!

On the day these photos were taken the group was visiting Independence Rock and Devils Gate to learn about and honor those who had paved the way generations before.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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