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SKY GUY VIEWING ALERT!!!! 30 DAYS TO HISTORIC JUPITER AND SATURN GREAT CONJUNCTION

21 Nov 2020, 17:36 UTC
SKY GUY VIEWING ALERT!!!! 30 DAYS TO HISTORIC JUPITER AND SATURN GREAT CONJUNCTION
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Hey Space Placers!If you have been watching the night sky during the past summer or recently you may have noticed two bright "stars" in the southwest sky after sunset. And if you have been watching over time these two "stars" have been moving closer to one another and towards the West. These "stars" are really the planets Jupiter, the brightest of the pair, and Saturn.Jupiter, Saturn and the Moon 11/19/20Greg Redfern iPhone1130 days from today, on December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will be visible after sunset in the West. But the two gas giants of the solar system will appear to the unaided eye as almost one. They will be historically close at only a tenth of a degree, or 1/5 the Moon's diameter as seen in the sky. In fact, according to Rice University astronomer, Patrick Hartigan, “You’d have to go all the way back to just before dawn on March 4, 1226, to see a closer alignment between these objects visible in the night sky.” In case you are wondering, that would be during the Middle Ages!!!Whenever solar system objects are close to one another in the sky astronomers say they are in conjunction. This event qualifies ...

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