Watch out for Jupiter, Moon conjunction TuesdayJanuary 2nd, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) As the sun goes down Tuesday evening, two of the brightest objects in the winter sky - Jupiter and the moon - will get together and offer a visual treat to the sky gazers.
A beautiful conjunction of Jupiter and the moon, which can be seen with a naked eye, will be visible in the sky for hours after sunset Tuesday evening.
“There will be a spectacular sight in the sky tomorrow (Tuesday) as the moon and Jupiter will be placed very close together. The celestial activity will be impressive and it can be seen with naked eyes,” C.B Devgun, president, Science Popularisation Association of Communicators and Educators (SPACE), told IANS.
Both the moon and Jupiter will appear very near to each other, he said.
“As moon comes in between earth and Jupiter, a conjunction is going to happen and the giant planet will look about ten times brighter than a star in the sky,” Devgun added.
Conjunction is a phenomenon in which celestial bodies appear near one another as seen from the earth.
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