TRIBUNPONTIANAK.CO.ID – Diagram of the celestial phenomenon in December 2020.
On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will reach a conjunction that occurs every 20 years.
The sky will be adorned with the observations of Jupiter and Saturn, closest to Earth for 800 years.
Interestingly, the phenomenon is not only the winter solstice this year, but also the greatest parallel since 1226.
With a parallel conjunction, Jupiter and Saturn will appear as twin planets.
“Conjunctions between these two planets (Jupiter and Saturn) are quite rare and occur only once every 20 years,” said Rice University astronomer Patrick Hartigan.
However, the conjunctions occurring this year are the rarest because the two planets are closest to Earth, he added, as reported by IFL Science, Monday (11/23/2020).
Patrick Hartigan said this type of phenomenon last occurred on March 4, 1226, well before sunrise.
Rare phenomenon In the third to fourth week of December 2020 (December 16-25), the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will begin to form.
The peak of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, which is very close to Earth, occurred on December 21, 2020.