TRIBUNPONTIANAK.CO.ID – In December, the sky is littered with the observations of Jupiter and Jupiter Saturn closest to Earth for 800 years.
On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will reach a conjunction that takes place every 20 years.
Interestingly, this year’s phenomenon is not only the winter solstice, but also the greatest parallel since 1226.
With a parallel relationship, Jupiter and Saturn look like double planets.
The relationship between these two planets (Jupiter and Saturn) is quite rare and occurs only every 20 years, ”said astronomer Patrick Hartigan of Rice University.
However, this year’s conjunction is the rarest because the two planets are closest to Earth, he added, as reported by IFL Science, Monday (11/23/2020).
Patrick Hartigan states that this type of phenomenon occurs long before sunrise on March 4, 1226.
Rare phenomenon From the third to fourth week of December 2020 (December 16-25) the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will occur.
The maximum conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn is very close to Earth on December 21, 2020.
The two will be one-fifth the diameter of the moon, only about 0.1 degree.