What will happen when the planets align?
Most of the astronomers state that the earth will not experience any drastic changes. Many people believed that the world would come to an end in 2012 as all the planets would align, but this prediction was not accurate. People assume that alignment of planets is a threat to the planet because the tides become excessively slower as the force of the tides of the other planets is weaker. But yet, many states that as Sun is the most powerful mass of the universe, the other planets would just lie opposite to this body and hence would not make any great changes to the planet.
What happens if the planets align?
The planets according to experts can never align and they may be lying in a zigzag position. The alignment as predicted in 2000 was only partial and hence nobody can rely on any such predictions. But, the earth did not experience any dramatic changes in that year. The nature of every planet is different and they orbit around the sun in different and in different directions. Different planets move at different speeds around the sun. Every planet is located just far away from the other and hence they cannot align. Hence the concept of alignment of the planet is just a myth.
What happens when all the planets align in reality?
Such concepts can only be imagined by science fiction authors. But, if the planets align, then the force of the tides truly becomes weaker and the solar system, lunar and stellar system of the universe would be destroyed. Sun and the moon would not be retained in the line. If the sun dislocates, then the all the inhabitants of the earth will surely die due to extreme heat. The Even moon can drastically change the lives of the people on this earth. The inhabitants of the earth would face consequences depending on the severity of the problem. Moon greatly influences the acceleration of the tides. Usually, on the full-moon day, the tides are powerful and hence if the moon dies, then the other planets influence the movement of the tides. Sun and the moon are the greatest sources of energies to the inhabitants of the earth. If they move away from the orbit, then the planets influence the lives of the earth dwellers to a larger extent. Mars is the planet that is near to the earth than the other planets. So, the earth may receive energies from the Mars and as this planet is hot, it radiates heat to the earth.
The earth can witness drastic climatic changes as different planets of the universe provide energy in different ways. The earth cannot enjoy the warm rays of the daylight and cannot utilise solar energy for several purposes.
Human beings or organisms cannot easily survive on the earth if the planets exactly align each other because they require heat energy at every stage of survival. So, when the astronomers say ‘alignment of planets, they do not exactly mean that all the nine planets get assembled in a line. They say that the planets can lie in the same region of the sky. Two or three planets can get aligned in the sky. Yet many experts state that even if the planets perfectly align with each other, they would not create a dramatic impact upon the earth. The gravitational force created by every planet is so weak that it cannot influence the life of the earth. Scientists state that the gravitational force of only two objects namely sun and the moon is strong and hence can affect the earth. So, on a full moon day and new moon day, these two celestial objects partially align and cause ‘spring tides’ to the earth. The combined gravitational force of all the planets is nearly fifty times weaker than the gravitational force of just a moon. If just aligning of planets can cause a problem to this earth, then the impact of the gravity of the moon should be even worse. So, even if the planets align each other, then they cannot cause any extensive damage such as earthquakes, flooding, or any other catastrophe. Some slight changes in the weather conditions may be noticed and the movement of the tides may slightly get slower.
The next planet alignment is on May 6, 2492, and the experts that eight planets will be aligned. Pluto is now considered as dwarf planets and hence is independent of the other planets. The planets will be assembled in 180 degrees wide patch and would just belong to the same region of the sky.