TRIBUNPONTIANAK.CO.ID – Celestial Phenomenon schedule in December 2020.
On December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will reach a connection that occurs every 20 years.
The sky will be decorated with sightings of Jupiter and Saturn, closest to Earth for the past 800 years.
Interestingly, this year, this phenomenon is not only winter solstice, but also its closest parallel since 1226.
With a parallel connection, Jupiter and Saturn will appear as double planets.
“Contact between these two planets (Thursdays and Saturdays) is rather rare, occurring only once every 20 years,” said astronomer Patrick Hartigan of Rice University.
“However, the conjunctions taking place this year are the rarest because the two planets are closest to Earth,” he added as reported by IFL Science, on Monday (23/11/2020).
Patrick Hartigan says, this kind of phenomenon last occurred on March 4, 1226 well before dawn.
Rare phenomenon In the third to fourth week of December 2020 (December 16-25), the connection between Thursday and Saturday will begin to form.
The peak of the Jupiter and Saturn connection, which is very close to Earth, occurred on December 21, 2020.