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Four planets and the moon join in a great planetary conjunction

The conjunction of the four celestial bodies and the Moon can be seen between February 27 and 28

This morning, four planets and the Moon will appear in a very special astronomical show, when they are on the same sky level very close to each other, in great planetary conjunction.When the planets are seen very close together, at much shorter distances than usual, a planetary conjunction occurs, It is the result of the apparent proximity of several planets in a region of the sky.

They can be observed without the help of any kind of visual aid, Sometimes even from cities where there is light pollution. The planets will align for a few moments and little by little this location will get lost.

1 hour before sunrise, around 8 GMT (5 Argentina time), February The Moon will be set along with Mercury, Saturn, Venus and Mars. This means that it will be possible to see not only two, but Four planets on the horizon during the morning.

The specialized website Earth Sky explains it This phenomenon is due to the fact that “the ecliptic, or the path of the Sun, Moon and planets, makes a steep (favorable) angle with the horizon before sunrise in the fall (which is roughly the case for the southern part of the Earth). “

In the Southern Hemisphere, the conjunction would be much easier to estimate with the naked eye, plus the planets Mercury and Saturn would be much more visible to complement this phenomenon.
In the Southern Hemisphere, the conjunction would be much easier to estimate with the naked eye, plus the planets Mercury and Saturn would be much more visible to complement this phenomenon.

And it’s not the only event that 2022 brings. between days Another pairing is expected on April 4 and 5. Before sunrise, Mars and Saturn can be seen merging as a single point of light brighter than usual. While between April 30 and May 1, it will include another phenomenon Jupiter and Venus.

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On May 15 and November 8 there will be a total lunar eclipse. In the first case, the moon’s western edge will enter the dark shadow around 00:28 PM (local time), then slowly slip into the shadow, sinking completely an hour later. The total eclipse continues until 14:54. In the November event, the eclipse will begin at 05:02, the maximum eclipse will occur at 07:59 and the event will end at 10:56.

Until yesterday, it was Moon, Mars and Venus They were in the same plane in the sky, as it will happen on Monday morning, only Mercury and Saturn could not be observed.

The The brightness of Venus was most intensely appreciated above the red planet, while the moon was placed to the right of the two planets. When the stars are in conjunction, it means that they are on the same celestial meridian, and can be seen from a third planet. Since the celestial latitude can be different, the stars are very close in the sky, although they do not coincide, as one passes over the other.

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