How often do the planets align?

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The nine planets in this solar system somewhat align once every 500 years and are grouped within 30 degrees every one to three alignments. When astrologers describe the planets as being aligned, they do not necessarily mean that all of the planets line up on a perfectly straight line. The last alignment within 30 degrees occurred in 561 B.C., and the next alignment within 30 degrees takes place in 2854.

All of the planets are within the exact same quadrant – within about 90 degrees of each other – about once every 200 years, but they line up more loosely on a more frequent basis. There is never an exact alignment from the vantage point of the sun because of the differences between the axial tilts of the planets in this solar system.

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Every 25thousand years. the next time will be in 2012.
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The alignment of all 8 planets happened in 1962 and again in 2000.
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Astronomers say that there is no record of all of the planets being lined up at once and that predicting such an event is difficult. May 5, 2000, the Earth, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars
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Hi Jason! Wow! you have some very long, complicated answers to a rather simple question. The visible planets line up in our skies every few years. It's not a case of the planets literally
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