This yr’s winter solstice will carry a uncommon sight to our night time skies. In a uncommon celestial occasion, Saturn and Jupiter – the 2 largest planets in our photo voltaic system – might be seen very shut to one another within the night time sky like one brilliant star by an astronomical occasion known as the “nice conjunction” on December 21.
This can be a uncommon conjunction due to the closeness of the 2 planets, which is a once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. The 2 planets have by no means been so shut since 1623.
When, the place and find out how to watch Jupiter-Saturn ‘Nice Conjunction’ in India
The good conjugation might be seen on December 21. The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru has made preparations to look at the celestial conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn planets on Monday between 6.30-7.30 p.m., an official stated on Sunday.
“We have now arrange telescopes in our premises to look at the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on Monday night if climate situations allow,” stated the planetarium official in an announcement right here.
Because of the Covid-induced restrictions on individuals gathering in giant numbers in public locations, those that register on-line to look at the celestial occasion might be allowed within the planetarium in batches of restricted numbers to take care of social distancing.
“These unable to look at the occasion on the planetarium on account of curbs on crowding, can see the conjunction of the 2 stars on-line at our web site (www.taralaya.org) or Fb and Youtube channel,” stated the assertion.
Because the fifth planet from the solar, Jupiter is the biggest within the photo voltaic system, as a gasoline big with a mass one-thousandth of the Solar.
“Because the sixth planet from the solar and second largest within the photo voltaic system, Saturn is a gasoline big with a mean radius of 9 instances that of earth,” added the official.
The conjunction additionally coincides with the longest day (December 21) within the yr because the solar reaches a degree the place it seems to shine farthest to the south of equator over the Tropic of Capricorn, marking the beginning of the winter solstice.
(With IANS Inputs)