Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to align in skies this June

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn to align in skies this June

Summer nights aren't always the best nights for sky-watchers, given the shorter evenings,

, but if there's one benefit to star gazing this time of the year it's the warmer nights and potentially clearer skies.

This makes aiming your telescope at the sky particularly enticing – even more so because an exciting celestial event is due to take place this summer.

This June, astronomy enthusiasts are sure to whip out the telescopes and binoculars for a unique planetary display

, as no less than four planets are due to line up enough to be visible to the human eye.

Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn will align one after the other in the night skies, displaying their distinct characteristics that will mark them out from the usual stars dotting the heavens.