Celebrating Winter 2020 and The Great Conjunction! (Northern Hemisphere)
- Google Doodle:
As Earth’s Northern Hemisphere hunkers down for winter and its longest night of the year, it seems Jupiter and Saturn have decided to put on quite an unusual show for the world to see!
So what exactly is creating this celestial phenomenon? Based on their orbits, from our vantage point on Earth, Jupiter and Saturn will cross within .1 degrees of each other (a fraction of the width of the full moon), a once-in-a-lifetime rendezvous recreated in the Doodle artwork. But looks can be deceiving, as the two gas giants will actually remain a vast distance of approximately 450 million miles apart!
- Religious side of Christmas star:
- Some information:
Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.
- How & where to watch?
Jupiter and Saturn are bright, so they can be seen in areas with clear skies and no cloud cover, and even from most cities. This also means that the event can be seen with the naked eye. However, binoculars or a small telescope may allow viewers to see , according to the statement.
Impossible kids with their families, the oldest in a skywatchers group will go to admire such a awesome event.
Do you want a better science lesson ? A beautiful live science class. Wow! An event for life.
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