GREAT CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND SATURN 21 DECEMBER 2020

GREAT CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND SATURN 21 DECEMBER 2020

 

 

REPORT ON GREAT CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND SATURN 21 DECEMBER 2020

PHOTOS OF GREAT CONJUNCTION OF JUPITER AND SATURN 21 DECEMBER 2020

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(Report and photos will be posted after the event.)

  • On Monday the 21st of December we have the solstice. The December solstice occurs at 10:02 UTC.
  • The South Pole of the earth will be tilted toward the Sun,
  • which will have reached its southernmost position in the sky and will be
  • directly over the Tropic of Capricorn at 23.44 degrees south latitude.
  • This is the first day of winter (winter solstice) in the Northern Hemisphere and
  • the first day of summer (summer solstice) in the Southern Hemisphere.

But this year, on Monday 21 December 2020 the close encounter of planets Jupiter and Saturn will light up the sky.

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn - Naked eye view

(Image for Cyprus local time 17:40)

  • This rare phenomenon of these two planets is known as a great conjunction.
  • making these two outer planets appear close together in our night sky.
  • Even so, this is the "greatest" great conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn for the next 60 years,
  • with the two planets not appearing this close in the sky until 2080.
  • And after that they will not be so close until 2400.
  • The two bright planets will appear only 7 arc minutes of each other in the night sky.
  • They will be so close that they will appear to make a bright double planet.
  • If you are an observer in Cyprus look to the SouthWest after sunset
  • (17:00 - 18:00) for this impressive and rare planetary pair.

Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn through the eyepiece

(Image for Cyprus local time 17:40)

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PARTICIPATE IN THE GLOBAL PROJECT AND SUBMIT YOUR OBSERVATIONS. © 2020 The Project of Observing "Extra-close" Encounter of Jupiter and Saturn

EASY INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ON HOW TO OBSERVE THE PHENOMENON

View NASA video for the Great Conjunction and Solstice

 

 

 

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