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Conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter: What time is it and how do you see it in Mexico today

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Today’s night, January 6, we will be able to witness an incredible astronomical phenomenon starring our natural satellite, the Moon, and one of the planets of our solar system, Jupiter. In this, both stars will create the illusion of sharing a passionate kiss in the sky and the best part is that this will be visible from our country, It is just a matter of raising your eyes to heaven.

That’s right, weather permitting, we can observe with the naked eye conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter, Which can be seen in the sky tonight, but before telling you how you can estimate them, we will tell you everything you need to know about the characteristics of this phenomenon.

What is conjugation?

This astronomical phenomenon occurs at the time when the Moon is in a crescent phase and crosses its path with the path of another planet or star, which in this case would be Jupiter, which means that we can observe how both approach. This happens only when the stars are observed from a third party, that is, the Earth in our case.

How and when to see it in Mexico

The moon will be 2° 00′ south of Jupiter, in the direction of the constellation of Sagittarius, as explained by the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics and you wouldn’t even need to use a telescope to spot it, just look for the closest star to the moon that would be Jupiter.

This phenomenon can be clearly seen from the time of sunset at dusk until sunrise on January 7.

Another incredible astronomical phenomenon for January

  • January 13: Asteroid 7 Iris will be visible
  • January 17: Full Moon
  • January 29: Moon and Mars conjunction
  • January 31: Conjunction of the Moon and Mercury

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