Are you ready to witness the Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn tonight?
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/Stellarium
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 to capture the great moment through your camera, make sure you keep your photography station steady and use telephoto lens if possible.
How to observe the great conjunction tonight?
- Find a spot with an unobstructed view of the southwestern sky, nearby your house, it should be your rooftop or a open space nearby
- After the sunset, look to the southwestern sky, you will see a star-like object for our eyes which is actually Jupiter and Saturn together refer to simulation above)
- If you have binoculars or a small telescope, you may be able to see Jupiter’s four large moons orbiting the giant planet and Saturn’s ring!
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