Planets align in rare celestial treat

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They say the early bird gets the worm... Turns out it'll also get a rare celestial treat this month.

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Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have lined up in the early morning sky and it won't occur again for nearly two decades.

The space spectacle can be seen above the eastern horizon each morning, with the best viewing taking place about 45 minutes before sunrise.

While a telescope is not required to see this celestial lineup, experts say it could still be difficult to spot all five.