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Are you ready to witness the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn tonight?

21 Dec 2020, 03:52 UTC
Are you ready to witness the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn tonight?
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If you are an astronomy enthusiast, you must be following Jupiter and Saturn coming closer this week and becoming one (for naked eye observers) this week! Tonight the two giant planets will be so closed that they will 0.1 degree apart making the exceptional astronomical scene southwestern horizon after the sunset. Are you ready to observe it ?Image: This is a simulation of two giant planets coming together in the southwestern sky for the Great Conjunction on December 21, 2020 as seen over the sky of Kathmandu Valley. Credit: NASO Office/StellariumFor a naked eye observer, the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn has provided great deal of information so that they can track these planets in the night sky and prepare planetary almanac. It was only in 17th century when Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the sky to observe the sun (our nearest star), planets and other celestial objects when much of the beauty of these distance objects became available for people to enjoy such as the famous Galilean Moons of Jupiter!If you have a binoculars or a telescope, the view can be exceptional as you can see both planets in a the eyepiece. If you are planning ...

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