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QNHG members observe rare celestial conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

QNHG members observe rare celestial conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn”

"You can imagine the solar system to be a racetrack, with each of the planets as a runner in their own lane and the Earth toward the center of the stadium", said Henry Throop, astronomer in the Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

In these photos taken by Tomas Yaczik on the night of December 22, Saturn and Jupiter and its moons can be seen above, and the moon is pictured at right.

Merritt Island, FL - The planets Jupiter and Saturn come as close as they have in nearly 400 years tonight and the best viewing will be right after sunset in the southwestern sky.

The planets Saturn and Jupiter will appear to be a bright, single star in the early evening hours Monday, December 21.

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A moon-orbiting probe got a stunning up-close view of the "great conjunction" of Jupiter and Saturn from Earth's rocky satellite.

The closest alignment will appear just a tenth of a degree apart and last for a few days.

Crowds gathered at the Taman Mahkota Jubli Emas on Tuesday night to view the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

When the NAC captured this image of the two planets, Jupiter was about four times brighter than Saturn, so the brightness of the original image was adjusted to make both equally visible. "The planets will be easy to see with the unaided eye by looking toward the southwest just after sunset". People all around the globe watched and photographed the planets, which looked nearly like a single, bright "star" in the sky.



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