Jupiter-Saturn great conjunction on December 21: how to watch in India the india news

On Monday, Jupiter and Saturn will come closest in what is known as the great conjunction, since the heavenly miracle was last observed in 1623 and will take place again in 2080. The two slowly moving planets will be 0.1 degrees apart.

Here’s everything you need to know about it:

1. According to NASA, the timing of the conjunction will be such that everyone can see it.

2. They appear so close that a little finger at arm’s length easily covers both planets in the sky.

3. If you look through a telescope, you can also see Jupiter’s four large moons orbiting the planet.

4th It will be visible in the southwest sky almost an hour after sunset.

This is what the great conjunction will look like on December 21 (Photo: Nasa)

This is what the great conjunction will look like on December 21 (Photo: Nasa)

5. In India, the conjunction is likely to be visible between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Jupiter, Saturn merge in the night sky, closest in centuries

6th The Nehru Planetarium in Delhi (https://nehruplanetarium.org/) has also opened a registration for displaying the conjunction. According to Covid-9 guidelines, the Skywatch was launched from December 20th to avoid overcrowding. This will last until December 22nd. There will also be webcasts.

The Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru has announced that it will live stream the display of the great conjunction on Youtube and Facebook (https://www.taralaya.org/) when the weather permits.

7th Why is the conjunction called Poinsettia? Although the plants will be separated, they will appear as one big star, like the Christmas star or the star of Bethlehem that appeared in the eastern sky when Jesus Christ was born. The book of Matthew mentions this star, which according to the Bible led three wise men to Jerusalem.

8th. The conjunction also coincides with the solstice in December, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and the longest in the south.