Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are also visible in the night sky with the naked eye. In fact, under certain conditions, you could see all the way from Earth to the Sun.
The Moon is also easy to see, even without any equipment. It's the only planet that lights up at night, because it is always dark on Earth except for when sunlight strikes clouds or the earth. The other planets do have their own lights, but they're too small and faint to see with the unaided eye.
Stars are another amazing sight. There are over 200 million stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. With the naked eye, you can see thousands of stars across the sky. Dark areas on the surface of the moon may be hiding undiscovered caves as large as tennis courts. Inside these caves are more stars than you could count in a lifetime!
Galaxies are huge collections of billions of stars and dust clouds. We know this because light from distant galaxies has been traveling through space for hundreds of millions of years yet shows evidence of having been recently emitted from those objects. Galaxies come in three main types: spiral, elliptical and irregular. Our Milky Way Galaxy is one of the billions of spiral galaxies in the Universe.
For the next several days, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn may be seen with the naked eye in the sky | Venus News-India TV. This is possible because these planets are visible during the night when sunlight is out.
Earth also shows up as a bright point of light against the dark background of space. It's called "the Moon" and it helps sailors find their way at sea by giving off its own kind of light. The Moon is actually a huge body called a "planet" that gets in our way as it orbits around the Earth every month.
At first glance, it might seem like there are more planets than just Earth's moon, but this is not true. All the other objects in the solar system can only be seen with a telescope, except for Earth itself. So, really, there are only two things that can be seen with the naked eye: stars and galaxies. Other objects in the sky that people have been able to see with telescopes include planets, moons, galaxies, and some large objects such as nebulae (clouds made of gas) and quasars (extremely distant galaxies that are still forming today).
The Sun is often said to rise over one end of the world and set over the other.
Which planets can we view with our own eyes from Earth? Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are the only planets visible from Earth with the naked eye. Dazzling stars, galaxies, and nebula are beyond the limits of your vision without a telescope.
You are most likely able to see Mercury or Venus in the evening twilight if it is dark enough outside to see things like constellations. You may be able to make out Mars when it rises over the horizon. Dense clouds block out most of the planet Jupiter but you could see the four largest moons (Jupiter, Io, Ganymede, and Callisto). Saturn is not visible to the naked eye but you could see its rings in a clear sky.
These are the only planets that can be seen with the unaided eye from Earth. The others require a telescope to be seen clearly. Even then, many aren't visible to the naked eye because they're either too far away or obscured by light from the Sun as seen from Earth.