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You Could See Every Planet in the Solar System in the Sky Tonight

The occurrence happens roughly every one to two years.

ARUTTHAPHON POOLSAWASD/Moment/Getty Images
ARUTTHAPHON POOLSAWASD/Moment/Getty Images
ARUTTHAPHON POOLSAWASD/Moment/Getty Images

Put down your TV remote and, quite literally, go outside. A gorgeous space occurrence is blessing the skies, and you could spot every planet in the solar system right above you.

Today, Wednesday December 28, is the day in which all the planets in our solar system will be visible at the same time. The event is quite rare, as it usually happens roughly every one to two years, according to Space.com.

Excluding the Earth, eager skywatchers will get the chance to see five of them with the naked eye, and that includes Venus, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, which will be lined up in that order. Uranus and Neptune, instead, will be visible only through binoculars or a telescope due to their greater distance from us. You’ll be able to find Uranus in between Mars and Jupiter, while Neptune will be positioned between Saturn and Jupiter.

To help you better see the rare occurrence and to also celebrate it, the Virtual Telescope Project is hosting a livestream starting at 12:30 pm EST today. You can watch it here, or on the project’s YouTube channel.

Ready to go stargazing?

Here are all the best stargazing events that you can get out and see this month or you could stay in a stream the northern lights from home. If you’re just getting started, check out our guide to astronomy for beginners or easy stargazing road trips from big US cities.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Serena Tara is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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