Rare planetary alignment seen over Samoa’s eastern horizon

The Samoa Meteorology office reported a rare planetary alignment seen over Samoa’s eastern horizon, while the April full moon made its descension from the western horizon this morning.
Pictorial shots of these celestial bodies were taken at 16:1605 UTC – 5:05am Samoan Local Time.
Although these events are forecasted to occur throughout the whole of April, we may yet see a more clear perspective of the celestial conjunction in the last week of April in regards to our location in the hemisphere.
Science alerts say the alignment starts to form from around April 17 but will be at its most viewable on the morning of April 20. To see the alignment you’ll need to get up before sunrise on the morning of April 20 and look towards the east.

There, on the horizon, provided viewing conditions are good, you should be able to make out all four planets aligned in a celestial row, although as some have pointed out Jupiter’s proximity to the horizon could make it a bit harder to make out.

“As keen stargazers likely already know, Saturn, Mars, and Venus have actually been clustering together since late March, but it won’t be until mid-April that Jupiter will join the party.

“A few days later – on around April 23 – the alignment is set to become even more spectacular, with the moon lining up to join the party on the right.

“When heavenly bodies align like this, it happens only in Earth’s skies, of course. Viewed from a different location in space, the position of each planet would be completely different.

“Nevertheless, planetary alignments are an amazing thing to witness, and they don’t happen very often – at least not with alignments involving as many planets as this.

That said, this month’s alignment, while rare itself, is really just an appetizer for an even more incredible event set to take place in June this year.”