December 23, 2020 6:43:46 PM
The American space agency NASA recently shared a picture of the Saturn-Jupiter conjunction seen from space, which caused a series of reactions on social networks.
In a rare celestial phenomenon, which was visible in the night sky on December 21, the two largest planets aligned closest to each other, resulting in a “conjunction”.
NASA has shared images of how the phenomenon looked from space and the image has now caught the attention of many.
“Unlike @NASASun, it’s not a star, it’s two planets! #TheGreatConjunction looks great from the moon! “the agency wrote.
In the picture, the two planets appear as two faint spots, which almost overlap with each other and form a double planet.
– NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) December 21, 2020
See some reactions here:
We found it Jupiter and Saturn’s kiss ♥ ️
– aBabyGirl✨ (@ Aleina31767538) December 21, 2020
I love it, it looks great! ❤️
– Endrina Pavlić (@EPavlic) December 21, 2020
– Tanushri Kaul (@tanushri_kaul) December 23, 2020
– Abhik Chattopadhyay (@AbhikChatto) December 22, 2020
He watched it amazing, I love watching the night sky,
– Ann I Am (@ AnnIAm18) December 22, 2020
– vom (@Estevao_Vom) December 21, 2020
The planets appear to regularly pass each other in the solar system, and the positions of Jupiter and Saturn align in the sky approximately once every 20 years. However, this is the first time in nearly 400 years that the planets have passed so close to each other in the sky resulting in a great connection, NASA said.
The planets were so close that they were reportedly only 0.1 degrees apart (a fraction of the width of a full moon).
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