One astronomy lover claimed that one day, while observing a “parade of planets” at midnight through a telescope with a large field of view

One astronomy lover claimed that one day, while observing a “parade of planets” at midnight through a telescope with a large field of view, he saw all the planets of the solar system at once. Is it possible?

Impossible. Observing the starry sky at midnight, we look in the direction opposite to that where the Sun is. In this region of the sky, only the outer planets that are farther from the Sun than the Earth can be observed. The inner planets – Venus and Mercury – cannot be seen at midnight, they do not go far from the Sun in the sky. True, all the planets can appear above the horizon at midnight during the polar day (or white nights – summer twilight, when the Sun is shallow below the horizon). However, in this case, the sky will be bright enough to see all the planets through a telescope.

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