Amitabh Bachchan, the Bollywood legend and self-proclaimed space aficionado, shared a video of five planets aligned in a straight line on Instagram on Tuesday. He also captured the moon’s beauty in the 45-second video.
Mr. Bachchan’s post soon accumulated millions of views and likes, with many celebrities and fans expressing their awe at the breathtaking sight.
The conjunction of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Uranus is a rare occurrence, and it’s wonderful that so many people were able to observe and appreciate it, owing in part to Mr. Bachchan.
“Wow,” actor Shilpa Shetty said.
“Amazing this was so so beautiful, captured this by Stellarium this amazing App. I posted this too sometime back,” wrote actor Siddhanth Kapoor. One of the enamored users said: “Rarest of Rare Astronomical Moment.” “I saw too… Just don’t have that amazing a phone,” added another. “Mera zoom itna achha nehi hai sir (My camera’s zoom is not that good, sir),” said another follower of Big B.
Inspired by Amitabh Bachchan, several users posted videos of the “planetary parade” of Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Uranus, Mars and the Moon.